No election results have come in yet, but Fox News' Greg Gutfeld is already preparing to shrug off potential Democratic gains in the House.
During a special Election Night episode of The Five Tuesday, Gutfeld downplayed the implications of Democrats potentially taking control of the House. He speculated that they could win around 30 seats, but suggested that this would actually be a loss considering Republicans gained about 60 seats in the 2010 midterms. "After spending two years preparing for this day, if you only get 30 seats, that’s like getting dumped after losing 30 pounds," he said.
Gutfeld also speculated that if there are large Democratic gains, this would just be a "temporary reprieve" or a "rest stop" on the way to 2020, when there will be a red wave.
Subscribe to The Week
Escape your echo chamber. Get the facts behind the news, plus analysis from multiple perspectives.
Gutfeld then pondered aloud about "how much you have to ignore in order to vote Democrat," including the good economy and the fact that "the overwhelming majority of the people in America are happy." Later in the show, co-host Jesse Watters suggested there is "no substantive reason" for Republicans to lose to Democrats tonight.
Continue reading for free
We hope you're enjoying The Week's refreshingly open-minded journalism.
Subscribed to The Week? Register your account with the same email as your subscription.