Donald Trump has predicted the Republicans will “do well” in next year’s midterms as he distanced himself from recent losses in Alabama and Virginia. 

“Remember, Republicans are 5-0 in Congressional Races this year. The media refuses to mention this,” the US President tweeted. 

“I said Gillespie and Moore would lose (for very different reasons), and they did. I also predicted  ‘I’ would win. Republicans will do well in 2018, very well!”

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