Fox News host and former GOP operative David Frum said Wednesday that it is “boggles the mind” that President Donald Trump “took” the House of Representatives in 2018 and lost it to Democrats in a special election.
The GOP’s dominance in the House was “a bizarre coincidence,” Frum told his Fox News Radio show, “The Five.”
The former president won a narrow victory in November’s election, beating Democrat Hillary Clinton by just 4.3 percent.
In 2020, Trump beat Republican Ralph Northam by just 3.9 points.
“It’s a bizarre coincidence that the president of the United States of America took the House in 2018, and then lost it by 3.8 points to the Democrats in 2020,” Frums said.
He said Democrats won the majority of House seats and gained control of the Senate, which Republicans held for 10 years.
“Now, the president and the Democrats have been in a state of crisis.
They are in a desperate situation,” Frus said.
“And so what you have is the president is trying to find a way out of this crisis, and the Dems have been trying to take him out for a long time.”
The House was controlled by Republicans until January 2018, when Democrats took control of both chambers of Congress.
Democrats took control in 2021 and 2022 after Republicans won a landslide victory in the 2020 election.
They have since taken control of two chambers of the U.S. Senate, but they still control just 51 seats in the chamber.
Frum said he’s skeptical of the theory that Trump lost the House because he “totally changed the makeup of Congress.”
“You know, this was the president who basically made a deal with Nancy Pelosi to go along with Nancy, because he knew the House would be in his way,” FrUM said.
“So I’m sure he thought, ‘Well, this is my way out, but I don’t care about the House.
I’m not worried about it.
I can take care of myself.'”
He said the House “takes a back seat to nothing in terms of the other parties.
You know, they can’t get things done,” because Republicans are in charge.”
But if you’re in a leadership position, then you can’t be afraid of anything, you can be afraid about the next one that comes along,” Frumbums said, pointing to Trump’s recent attack on the Congressional Black Caucus.”
If they were going to attack the black caucus, they could have done it before he was elected,” Frumer said.