Donald Trump emerges from midterm elections with no regrets

Donald Trump emerges from midterm elections with no regrets

Some House Democrats have threatened to use the subpoena power they will gain in January to investigate Trump and administration actions. He cited "questionable things" done by Democrats, including "leaks of classified information". After all the coverage of the Kavanaugh accusers, CNN and most of the major media outlets ignored the news about accusers who confessed to lying or were proven liars by the Senate investigation in a newly released report of the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Someone else might look at the same election, especially what happened in the House, and say, "Look, all these places that Trump did very well in 2016, they voted against him - they voted for Democratic candidates instead".

Even as Trump declared the midterm results a "Big Victory" for Republicans, at a press conference on Wednesday, he mused frequently about negotiating with Democrats, including once and potentially future House speaker Nancy Pelosi. Rep. Mike Coffman in Colorado blamed his loss on resentment toward Mr Trump in his Denver-area district.

"I think she could have won that race, but she didn't want to have any embrace", Mr. Trump said.

Pelosi now can go to the progressives and say, in all truthfulness, that Trump has offered to help put together a bipartisan effort to give her the speakership.

"At the end of the day, ME people don't care which party you identify with, they just want someone who is honest, believes in our state and vows to do what they say they'll do", Jackson said.

This certainly was not a win for President Trump, but it was nowhere near as bad as it could've been.

Republicans lost control of the House of Representatives to Democrats, but Trump shrugged that off, casting Tuesday's congressional election results as "very close to complete victory" for Republicans and saying he could negotiate easier on some issues with Democrats, anyway.

Thirty percent of those polled said they would prefer "none of the above" become the Democratic nominee after being asked to choose among former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen.

The president also warned of a "warlike posture" in Washington if Democrats investigated him. "The American people will see his tax returns, not because of any voyeuristic interest, but because they should know if he's corrupt", Swalwell said.

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"One of the key pieces that we have learned over the last two years of watching Trump and studying Trump is there is an opposite and equal reaction across the country whenever he does something".

Trump also dismissed the suggestion he could move to end Special Counsel Robert Mueller's ongoing investigation of whether his 2016 election campaign colluded with Russian Federation to get him into the White House. "Votes are still being counted, so the results are not final at the time of writing". "Even if Senate Republicans and House Democrats mutually agree to provide the spending increases the other wants, there will be no guarantee that Trump will go along or that he will sign a bill without demanding his own pound of appropriations flesh".

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell joked about a potential "attendance problem" in the Senate due to the half dozen Democratic presidential hopefuls.

He has quietly (not by his design) achieved many of his campaign goals despite being sucked into constant warfare with a baiting media and leading Democrats aligned with #NeverTrumpers who will #NeverbeHappy due to their belief that a heathen has invaded the White House.

"Today is more than about Democrats and Republicans".

The interaction between Acosta and the intern was brief, and Acosta appeared to brush her arm as she reached for the microphone and he tried to hold onto it. "Pardon me, ma'am", he told her. The early positioning provided the first glimpse of how all parties will balance calls for bipartisanship with an appetite for anger going into the next two years. Rashid Tlaib of MI and Ilhan Omar of Minnesota were the first Muslim women elected to Congress. Republicans turned the tables in 2010, only to lose their majorities in the House and Senate in 2012.

"We are in a battle". The White House revoked the press credentials of one of those reporters later Wednesday evening. "That's a firewall", GOP volunteer James Murr said.

That's a big part of the story of 2018: many demographic groups swinging far more Democratic than they did in 2014, a wave year for Republicans.

With winners called in all but one statewide race, Republicans were on pace to gain three seats in the Senate and defended their lead in governorships by a two-seat margin. "There will be things that can get done but they will require both the cooperation of Democrats and Republicans, which is hard but still possible".

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