- The supposed red wave ended up being a red trickle – a missed opportunity but not a complete failure.
- The opportunity for a sizeable swing to the right went unfulfilled – but the Republican Party still won a narrow House majority.
- Trump backed Senate candidates cost the Republican Party a Senate majority.
- The Republican Party still grapples with the Trump dilemma; however, moving on from Trump would not be easy, nor would it signal change within the Republican Party, ‘Make America Great Again’ cultural conservatism took hold of the party before Trump – it merely went by another name.
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