Trump mocks losing Republican candidates for shunning him during campaigns

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference following Tuesday's midterm U.S. congressional elections at the White House in Washington, U.S., November 7, 2018. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday mocked Republicans who avoided campaigning with him before congressional elections and who were not elected during their races, referencing a list of candidates by name.

“Those are some of the people who decided for their own reason not to embrace - whether it’s me or what we stand for,” Trump told reporters. “They did very poorly. I’m not sure that I should be happy or sad but I feel just fine about it.”

Reporting by Jeff Mason; Writing by Makini Brice

Our Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.

Get the latest news delivered to your inbox

Follow us on social media networks

PREV Trump, Democrats clash already over investigations blitz
NEXT Microdosing increases focus and reduces depression, stress and anxiety, study finds