AP FACT CHECK: Trump misreads election scoreboard
Dec. 18, 2017
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is not so good at keeping score.
In a tweet Monday, Trump knocked the media for refusing to say "Republicans are 5-0 in Congressional Races this year."
That's because they aren't.
In this year's House elections, the score is 5-1 for Republicans. Democrats held a California seat.
Add the Alabama Senate election, and the scorecard is 5-2.
AP Fact Checks have found Trump boasting before the Senate race about a 5-0 scorecard this year. He chanted "Five and 0" at an Iowa rally in June -- but the real tally was 4-1.
Also in his tweet, Trump said he knew Republicans would lose the governor's race in Virginia and Alabama Senate race. Publicly, he'd predicted a Republican win in Alabama.
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