The White House was in damage control mode on Wednesday as it sought to deflect blame for Tuesday's sweeping electoral losses and reassure Republicans who fear President Trump’s unpopularity will cost them at the polls in 2018. A person familiar with the president’s political operation dismissed the notion that an anti-Trump wave is building, arguing that Democrats had merely held on in states they were expected to win.
This is humorous:
“This is not about the president,” the person said. Aides downplayed the importance of New Jersey and Virginia for the GOP in the 2018 and 2020 elections.
Trump's political directors are burying their head in the sand.
Those close to Trump’s political team flatly dismissed the exit poll data that found Gillespie getting crushed in the Virginia suburbs and losing the college-educated white voters that Trump had won there only a year ago.