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Talk it Out: Have voters turned on President Donald Trump?

December 14, 2017 GMT

Talk it Out: Have voters turned on President Donald Trump?

WASHINGTON - On Tuesday, Doug Jones became the first Democrat in a quarter century to win a U.S. Senate seat in Alabama, defeating GOP candidate Roy Moore who was backed by President Donald Trump despite claims he molested underaged girls when he was in his thirties.

“Wish we would have gotten the seat,” Trump told reporters the next day. “A lot of Republicans feel differently; they’re very happy with the way it turned out. But I would have -- as the leader of the party, I would have liked to have had the seat. I want to endorse the people that are running.”

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Democrat Doug Jones wins Senate election in stunning Alabama upset

Democratic wins in last month’s Virginia and New Jersey gubernatorial contests were also seen as rebukes to Trump in races where the victors linked Republicans to him.

Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi say those results bode well for Democratic election gains next year.

Democrats sweep Virginia, New Jersey governor’s races

“The base was excited and came out,” Schumer said after the Alabama results were in. “I think they are excited because they are seeing the positive things we are saying compared to the Republicans and Donald Trump.”

Do these election results show that the tide has turned on President Trump? Join us from noon to 1:30 p.m. today for a constructive conversation on whether voters have tired of Trump.

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The people of Alabama will do the right thing. Doug Jones is Pro-Abortion, weak on Crime, Military and Illegal Immigration, Bad for Gun Owners and Veterans and against the WALL. Jones is a Pelosi/Schumer Puppet. Roy Moore will always vote with us. VOTE ROY MOORE!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 12, 2017