*Former Republican National Committee chairman Michael Steele is talking trash.

In the wake of Tuesday’s election, “What was the mess I left behind?” Steele said Monday in response to a question from The Daily Caller during a conference call organized by his firm. “Winning.”

“I get the Washington B.S. and all of that when it comes to trying to make me look bad,” he said. “But hey, the facts are the facts.”

Steele chaired the RNC from 2009 to 2011, so he was there for the 2010 Republican House takeover. But he is best known for his struggle to raise money and stay on message.

Steele’s successor, Reince Priebus, inherited $20 million in debt.