Losing media support: Former US President Donald Trump at a Florida rally before the midterm elections that took place on Tuesday


  • White House correspondent Maggie Haberman believes Trump would never acknowledge the GOP's midterm losses
  • Allies reportedly insisted to the former president that nothing wrong happened in the midterm elections
  • Trump claimed that GOP candidates perform better in the elections when he is on the ticket

Former President Donald Trump is privately "very angry" about the disappointing Republican performance at the midterm elections, according to a journalist.

Maggie Haberman, a White House correspondent for The New York Times, told CNN that the former president was furious about the results of the election, particularly Republican Dr. Mehmet Oz's loss in the Pennsylvania Senate race.

"Privately, according to multiple [people] I talked to, he was very angry. The focal point of his anger was the Oz race in particular because that was not a natural fit for him and he was convinced to do it," Haberman said, referring to Trump.

The political reporter added that Trump would never acknowledge that Republicans didn't deliver as what he and pundits expected. Haberman also said Trump's allies continue to insist to the former president that nothing wrong happened with the midterm results.

Unnamed sources familiar with the matter told Haberman that Trump blamed those in his circle, including his wife Melania, for urging him to endorse Oz. Trump described Melania's advice as "not her best decision," the journalist reported.

Haberman noted that several GOP members urged Trump to hold off on his planned Nov. 15 announcement, which is widely expected to launch his 2024 presidential campaign. But other Republicans reportedly said that rescheduling the event would imply Trump is "wounded" by the election results.

However, in a new interview, Trump denied reports that he was furious, calling it a "fake news narrative." The former president claimed that the candidates he endorsed in the campaign performed well.

"The people I endorsed did very well. I was batting 98.6% in the primaries, and 216 to 19 in the general election — that is amazing," Trump told Fox News Digital.

Trump mentioned victories of some Republican Senate candidates, including J.D. Vance in Ohio, Sen. Chuck Grassley in Iowa, Sen. Marco Rubio in Florida and Ron Johnson in Wisconsin. The former president claimed that GOP candidates "always perform better" when he's on the ticket.

The battle for the control of Congress is still yet to be decided, as votes from battleground states are still being counted. Dozens of House seats are still too close to call, but experts believe Republicans are expected to take back control with just a few seats.

Democrats, on the other hand, are hoping they would retain control of the Senate.

In Pennsylvania, Democrat John Fetterman emerged victorious against Republican rival Oz.

Democratic Senator Raphael Warnock and GOP candidate Herschel Walker are headed to the Georgia runoff on Dec. 6.

Senate races in key battleground states of Arizona and Nevada are still being tabulated as of this writing.

Twice-impeached former US president Donald Trump has faced multiple criminal and civil probes since losing his bid for reelection