Trump says GOP retaining Senate will be ‘very tough’

Republicans in Senate are in danger of losing the majority

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President Donald Trump admitted that it will be “very tough” for Republicans to retain the Senate in the upcoming election while in a private donor fundraiser.

“I think the Senate is tough actually. The Senate is very tough,” Trump said on Thursday at the Nashville Marriott, according to the Washington Post.

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“There are a couple senators I can’t really get involved in. I just can’t do it. You lose your soul if you do. I can’t help some of them. I don’t want to help some of them,” the president continued.

The attendee who attributed the president’s words is under anonymity as the event, held before the last presidential debate between Trump and Democratic-nominee Joe Biden, was a closed-door gathering.

Despite Trump anticipating some Democratic Senatorial candidates having the upper hand, he is adamant that Republicans can take back control of the House.

Senate election strategists say the Republican party has doubts about retaining the Senate and gaining in Congress, because of the president’s “unscripted, divisive rhetoric and his low poll numbers in key states,” WAPO reported.

Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), the highest ranked member in the upper chamber, is anticipating his own replacement, saying in a recent radio interview that he has a “50-50” chance of losing to Amy McGrath, a former Marine fighter pilot and Democratic politician.

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Senator Susan Collins of Maine has the potential of losing to Speaker of the Maine House of Representatives, Sara Gideon, according to Bangor Daily News.

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