FOX NEWS FIRST: Trump believes Kavanaugh smear is backfiring on Dems for midterms; Wall Street on edge

President Donald Trump speaks at a rally endorsing the Republican ticket in Pennsylvania on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

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Developing now, Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018

President Trump tells FOX News’ Shannon Bream that Republicans have momentum going into the midterm elections because Democrats ‘disgraced themselves’ during the Brett Kavanaugh Supreme Court confirmation battle Republicans fear incivility toward political foes is becoming the left’s new normal as a video shows former Attorney General Eric Holder seemingly encouraging leftist violence Hurricane Michael downgrades to a tropical storm after killing at least two people in Florida Wall Street watchers await Thursday’s results after the Dow plunged 831 points Wednesday, its worst loss in eight months An alleged plot to detonate a 200-pound bomb on Election Day at the National Mall in Washington, D.C., is thwarted as federal authorities arrest a suspect

THE LEAD STORY – President Trump suggested in an interview with FOX News that momentum in the midterm elections has shifted toward Republicans because of Democrats’ “disgraceful” smear campaign against Brett Kavanaugh during his Supreme Court confirmation hearings … “I think we are doing really well,” Trump told FOX News’ Shannon Bream on “FOX News @ Night” on Wednesday. “I am looking at the Senate votes and races that we thought we were not even going to contest we are now winning … Very importantly, I’m looking at the same thing in the House. A lot of it has to do with the horrible abuse now-Justice Kavanaugh suffered at the hands of these Democrats last week. It was disgraceful. They went absolutely crazy. They disgraced their party, and they disgraced themselves.”

In the wide-ranging interview, Trump said he plans to announce a successor for

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