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A furious Donald Trump spent the morning after the midterm elections lashing out at those he believes gave him bad advice as several of the candidates he endorsed in pivotal races came up short.

Mr Trump is reportedly blaming his wife Melania Trump for advising him to back Mehmet Oz in the Pennsylvania senate race.

Dr Oz has called Democrat John Fetterman to concede the race.

"Trump is indeed furious this morning, particularly about Mehmet Oz, and is blaming everyone who advised him to back Oz, including his wife, describing it as not her best decision, according to people close to him," Maggie Haberman of The New York Times tweeted on Wednesday morning.

Ms Haberman added that there are people urging Mr Trump to resch edule his expected 2024 presidential campaign announcement that's currently expected to occur next week.

Meanwhile, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has been dubbed the new leader of the GOP after his resounding reelection.

"It would appear this morning this is Ron DeSantis's party and not Donald Trump's," Willie Geist said on MSNBC.

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Show latest update 1668020401Adam Kinzinger says Republicans should should 'expel the Trump family from its future lexicon'

Outgoing Illinois Republican Representative tweeted on Wednesday morning that "it's obvious" that the GOP "should expel the Trump family from its future lexicon".

He added that House Leader Kevin McCarthy should be stopped "from ever holding leadership again".

"A guy can hope," he tweeted.

Gustaf Kilander9 November 2022 19:00

1668018601'Trump is livid' and 'screaming at everyone,' adviser says

An advisor to the former president told CNN that "Trump is livid" and "screaming at everyone" after the Republicans did worse than expected in the midterms.

Jim Acosta tweeted that the advisor blasted Mr Trump's handpicked candidates.

"They were all bad candidates," the adviser said. "Candidates matter."

The adviser added that it's unlikely that Mr Trump will delay his expected 2024 campaign announ cement because "it's too humiliating to delay".

But the adviser also said that much is unclear at this time, according to Mr Acosta.

Gustaf Kilander9 November 2022 18:30

1668016801VIDEO: Morning Joe celebrates Trump 'losing' America: 'Desantis is GOP leader now'

Morning Joe celebrates Trump 'losing' America: 'This is Ron DeSantis's party'

Gustaf Kilander9 November 2022 18:00

1668015001GOP senate candidates 'unmistakably shaped and steered by Donald Trump,' ex-NRSC aide says

Liam Donovan, who previously served as an aide at the National Republican Senatorial Committee, told The New York Times that "if this proves to be another Senate flop in a year that was otherwise favourable to Republicans — even if not a wave — it will again be a function of the candidates they put up, which was unmistakably shaped and steered by Donald Trump".

He noted that the Georgia senate race may head to a run-off, in which Mr Trump co uld still show his hold over the GOP if Herschel Walker defeats incumbent Democrat Raphael Warnock.

Gustaf Kilander9 November 2022 17:30

1668013201Adam Kinzinger calls Trump a 'loser' as GOP struggles in midterms

Gustaf Kilander9 November 2022 17:00

1668011401Trump holds court at Mar-a-Lago as disappointing GOP midterm results roll in, photos show

Former U.S. President Donald Trump sits with supporters as election returns are shown on a TV screen during an election night event at Mar-a-Lago on November 08, 2022 in Palm Beach, Florida

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Former President Donald Trump watches returns and speaks with guests at Mar-a-lago on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Palm Beach, Fla


Former President Donald Trump watches returns and speaks with guests at Mar-a-lago on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Palm Beach, Fla


Former President Donald Trump watches returns and speaks with guests at Mar-a-lago on El ection Day, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Palm Beach, Fla


Gustaf Kilander9 November 2022 16:30

1668009601VIDEO: Jimmy Kimmel claims Donald Trump 'shoved old lady' into a pool

Jimmy Kimmel claims Donald Trump 'shoved old lady' into a pool

Gustaf Kilander9 November 2022 16:00

1668007801Trump spokesman claims 'America First agenda won overwhelmingly at the ballot box' as GOP flounders

Trump spokesman Taylor Budovich claimed that the former president's agenda "won" at the ballot box despite the GOP performing much worse than expected.

"As President Trump looks to the future, he will continue to champion his America First agenda that won overwhelmingly at the ballot box," he said, according to The Washington Post.

He claimed that Mr Trump's record on endorsements is "a truly unprecedented accomplishment and something only possible because of President Trump's ability to pick and elect winners".

Gustaf Kilander9 No vember 2022 15:30

1668006001Trump-endorsed candidates 'had more allegiance to him than anything else,' GOP commentator says

The red wave Mr Trump had been hoping to take credit for before announcing his 2024 candidacy has failed to appear.

GOP commentator Erick Erickson told The Washington Post that "candidate quality matters" as many Republicans have fumed at Mr Trump's willingness to support radical candidates, some of which have turned out to be unpalatable to the wider electorate.

"They weren't good candidates. They had more allegiance to him than anything else. The GOP might still win both [chambers] but this is not the night they expected," Mr Erickson added.

Gustaf Kilander9 November 2022 15:00

1668004201Political observers share takes on Trump's impact on Republican midterm performance

Political observers took to Twitter to share takes on Mr Trump's impact on the Republican midterm performance early on Wednesday as incoming results revealed a better-than-expected showing for the Democrats.

"No matter how Trump or MAGA try to spin it, that was an epic disaster for them. They were certain of a 3-4 seat majority in Senate and 25-30 seat majority in House while picking up several governorships and Secs of State. None of that happened. What a historic day," lawyer Ron Filipkowski tweeted.

Sahil Kapur of NBC News shared a theory that "Donald Trump converted swaths of college-educated regulars into Democrats and made the GOP coalition more reliant on low-propensity voters who don't care for typical Republican candidates and vote irregularly in off-year elections".

Former White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki wrote that the Democrats "have a Florida problem, but Republicans have a Trump problem that seems harder to solve".

Fox News White House Correspondent Jacqui Heinrich tweeted that she was told by a Republican source that "if it wasn't clear before it should be now. We have a Trump problem".

Gustaf Kilander9 November 2022 14:30

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