Donald Trump took to Twitter after the Virgina election loss claiming it was because he didn’t support Trump.
Ed Gillespie worked hard but did not embrace me or what I stand for. Don’t forget, Republicans won 4 out of 4 House seats, and with the economy doing record numbers, we will continue to win, even bigger than before!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 8, 2017
Trump is 100% correct on this. The left can try and pretend this was a referendum on Trumpism but the bottom line is that this was a referendum on the establishment. Ed pretended to embrace anti-establishment ideas but when it came down to it people realized he was an establishment Bush-Era Republican.