We’re now three days from the 2018 election — an election in which Republicans appear likely to lose the House. The funny thing is that President Trump seems at peace with that. His late strategy seems to be all about motivating the base for key red-state Senate races. He is focused on that even though that rhetoric seems less helpful — and possibly even harmful — in the more endangered chamber, the House.
“It could happen,” Trump said Friday about losing the House. “And you know what you do? My whole life, you know what I say? ‘Don’t worry about it, I’ll just figure it out.’ Does that make sense? I’ll figure it out.”
An election analyst might say he is conceding the House.
A conspiracy theorist might say he sees benefit — personally, at least — in losing the House.
There are very obvious downsides to Republicans' losing the House for Trump. Chief among them is that Democrats could leverage their newfound subpoena power to investigate his administration. They could possibly even obtain those tax returns that Trump clearly does not want us to see and expose what the New York Times has said are fraudulent tax schemes.