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'especially if it all keeps going as it's going now'

President Trump assures the RNC the 2018 midterms will be great

At the rate things are going, President Trump apparently sees the 2018 midterm elections going excellently for Republicans. Yes, Republicans.

While addressing the Republican National Committee on Friday in a video message just days after abruptly firing FBI Director James Comey, Trump was optimistic. "We can pick up a lot of seats especially if it all keeps going as it's going now," Trump reportedly told the RNC members, who were gathered in California for their spring meeting.

Just last week — before Trump axed Comey and after the House narrowly passed the American Health Care Act — The Cook Political Report lowered House Republicans' chances of winning in 20 midterm races.