According to reports by New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman, former President Donald Trump is blaming anyone who told him to back Senate Candidate, Dr. Mehmet Oz. The blame extends to his wife, Melania Trump.
Oz was defeated by Lt. Gov. John Fetterman in Pennsylvania’s closely watched Senate race. The defeat was bruising to the GOP’s chances of winning a Senate majority and equally as bruising to Trump, who endorsed Oz, who lost to Fetterman in a four-point defeat.
Haberman, notorious for having unparalleled access to Trump’s inner circle, tweeted on Wednesday (November 9) morning that Trump is “furious” about Oz losing. Haberman explained that the former President blamed anyone who told him to back Oz, which included his wife Melania.
According to Haberman, Trump believes Melania’s support for him backing Oz was “not her best decision.”
In a separate tweet, Haberman revealed there were “people pushing Trump to reschedule his announcement next week,” adding that several Republicans had texted those within his inner circle wondering if he would reschedule.
But, Haberman noted that Trump postponing his 2024 announcement “would be acknowledging he’s wounded [by Election results],” something she noted several of his advisers believe isn’t the case.
Trump made several endorsements across critical races, with pundits believing these high-profile defeats damaged the former President’s political brand.
These pundits could be right, considering many within the GOP are abandoning diplomacy to blame Trump for the party’s dismal performance on Tuesday, describing the lack of the predicted Red Wave as a missed opportunity, especially considering Biden’s low approval rating.