Trump Just Bragged About the Kansas House Win. Nate Silver’s Response is Brutal

Yesterday, in a special election to fill Kansas’ 4th District House seat previously held by new CIA Director Mike Pompeo, Republican Ron Estes eked out an 8,000 vote victory over Democrat James Thompson. Despite a massive voter swing to the Democrats, in a district that Pompeo won by 31 points only five months ago, the Commander-in-Chief saw fit to gloat this morning:

Nate Silver, noted numbers genius and editor-in-chief at Five Thirty Eight, was not buying the bluster:

He threw in one more for good measure.

The outcome of yesterday’s race is disappointing, but the trend is very good news for Democrats. And, as Trump’s willful delusions continue, it seems like he may be the last one to know that his regime is self-destructing.

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Sheila Norton

Sheila Norton is a writer with ten years of Capitol Hill experience. Subscribe to the OD Action email to get all the hottest news delivered right to your inbox every day at

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