Donald Trump endorses Nancy Pelosi for speaker of the House

Donald Trump endorses Nancy Pelosi for speaker of the House

A measured outreach for bipartisan legislation.

Widely viewed as a referendum on Trump's presidency, Tuesday's results in the midterm elections offered a split decision that revealed deep tensions in the American electorate - distances that could easily widen during two years of divided control.

Pelosi, confident of Democrats winning the House, is hoping for a "decisive" majority, some 230 seats, and optimistic she will again be elected speaker. Aides had been quietly prepared for this outcome for weeks and will now kick into overdrive before the new Congress takes office in January.

Texas is set to send its first Hispanic women to Congress, as Democrats Veronica Escobar and Sylvia Garcia both won their races. "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. Several television networks, including the president's favorite, Fox News Channel, yanked a Trump campaign advertisement off the air on the eve of the election, determining that its portrayal of a murderous immigrant went too far. The president welcomes that fight. Among those expected were Trump's adult children, White House aides, Republican officials and presidential friends. He added, "Two can play that game!"

It was unclear what leaks he was referring to.

With Democrats in control of the House, there is a strong chance that Washington will face even more gridlock next year on most legislative priorities. Though no formal war room was established, senior aides convened meetings to map out the administration's strategy for combating newly emboldened Democrats.

The House majority will be narrow, and some tension surrounds its choice of a speaker and other officers.

The central strategy: play defense by going on offense and turning the public against Democratic investigations by painting the probes as overreach created to cause gridlock. "It is about restoring the Constitution's checks and balances to the Trump administration". Turnover in the White House counsel's office _ Don McGahn has departed and his replacement, Pat Cipollone, has not started yet _ has slowed some planning for how to confront legal challenges. Late Tuesday, Trump tweeted: "Tremendous success tonight. That's what it's about - Democrats pledge a Congress that works for the people". "You have to really give the voters what they want".

Kennedy, host of "Kennedy" on Fox Business Network, said President Trump endorsed Rep. Nancy Pelosi for House Speaker because she's the "perfect foil for him".

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Trump said Wednesday that "if they give her a hard time, perhaps we will add some Republican votes". Trump said in a tweet. "But it may seem that way because we are coming off a two-year drought of no subpoenas", said Representative Gerald Connolly of Virginia, the top Democrat on the Oversight subcommittee on government operations. And that includes passing budget measures to keep the government in operation.

Almost 40 percent of voters cast their ballots to express opposition to the president, according to VoteCast, while one-in-four said they voted to express support for Trump.

Republicans complain that Democrats are mostly interested in assembling a case to impeach Trump. In all, 237 were candidates for the House, including 185 Democrats and 52 Republicans.

Mr Trump tweeted: "In all fairness, Nancy Pelosi deserves to be chosen Speaker of the House by the Democrats". Democrats could also target Sens.

True, Republicans lost the House of Representatives, and that constitutes a blow to the president and his party.

There was also a historic gender gap that showed women more supportive of Democrats than Republicans.

In addition to its impeachment power, which only requires a simple majority to approve articles of impeachment, the House has the job of originating revenue bills.

The result is ongoing political instability-rather like what we've been experiencing only more so. Moreover, keeping Republicans in charge of the Senate will allow Trump to continue with his flood of federal judicial appointments and allow him to make progress on trade deals, which will be a centerpiece of 2019.

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