President Trump says he will devote much of his time this year campaigning for Republican candidates so the GOP keeps control of Congress.
“I am going to spend probably four or five days a week helping people because we need more Republicans,” he told Reuters Wednesday. “To get the real agenda through, we need more Republicans.”
Trump suggested, however, that he would avoid picking a favorite in Republican primaries and focus on helping his political party during November’s general election.
“It’s hard sometimes,” he said. “Sometimes you really like three candidates – that’s a very tough position to be in.”
“But we have places where I like all of the candidates,” Trump added. “But I will be very much involved with – beyond the primaries – with the election itself, very very much.”
Thirty-four Senate seats and all 435 House seats will be at stake during November’s midterm elections.
Democrats can take control of the House by winning 24 seats there, and two Senate seats would win them the majority in the upper chamber.
Trump on Wednesday said a key focus of his campaigning would be championing the GOP’s tax overhaul law passed last month.
The measure’s centerpiece is a 40 percent tax cut for large corporations, but it also temporarily lowers rates for individuals and families.
“Those were very, very big things,” he said. “I think they’ll be very, very popular on the campaign trail.”
“If the Democrats won the election, the stock market would have gone down 50 percent from where it was,” Trump added.
Democrat Doug Jones was sworn in as Alabama’s new senator earlier this month after claiming an upset victory in the typically Republican state.
Trump backed GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore during Alabama’s special election last month after previously backing his primary opponent.
Then-incumbent Sen. Luther Strange (R-AL) lost that contest to Moore, only for sexual misconduct allegations to emerge and overshadow the latter’s appeal with voters.