By Francesca Chambers, White House Correspondent For Dailymail.com
President Donald Trump couldn't help but brag about a set of Republican special election victories as he appeared at a White House event in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, on Wednesday evening, and a campaign-style rally.
President Donald Trump couldn't help but brag about a set of Republican special election victories on Tuesday night as he appeared in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, on Wednesday
Republican congressional candidates Karen Handel and Ralph Norman won close races in Georgia and South Carolina, respectively, on Tuesday night.
'We're 5 and 0 in special elections, and I watched the faces on those newscasters, in many cases, and they were going, "Oh this is going to be a big night, this will be great humiliation for President Trump if she doesn't make it," ' the president said at the White House event.
Trump went after NBC and CNN - which didn't broadcast the president's evening rally - for election night coverage that featured sad-looking political prognosticators who'd cast the congressional races as referenda on his presidency.
Reprising some of his favorite assaults from the campaign, Trump went after the North American Free Trade Agreement, the Paris accord, the Trans-Pacific Trade Agreement, Obamacare, and even Hillary Clinton.
In a new promise, Trump said his administration would be submitting legislation that bars immigrants to the US from claiming welfare for their first five years in the country. He also talked, for the first time publicly, about putting solar panels on his border wall, and his belief that the GOP healthcare bill needs more 'heart.'