How Trump's endorsement lost its shine

What does the president's inability to get others elected mean for his own popularity?

President Trump.
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President Trump is turning out to be a lousy politician.

He couldn't help Roy Moore win a Senate seat in Alabama in 2017. He couldn't help Republicans keep control of the House of Representatives in 2018. He couldn't help Matt Bevin keep the governorship of Kentucky earlier this month. And over the weekend, he failed to help Eddie Rispone win the governorship of Louisiana — despite abject begging to the people of Louisiana "to give me a big win, please."

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