Donald Trump reacts to midterm results on Twitter: ‘Big Victory last night’


In a move seemingly created to steal some of the Democrats thunder the day after retaking the House, Trump gathered reporters for a press conference in the East Room of the White House to make the case that Republican voters rallied for politicians who mimicked the president and promoted his priorities and candidates who were cool on Trump lost.

Yesterday, voters in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania backed Democratic candidates for both governor and the Senate.

US President Donald Trump has said he is ready to work with Democrats after they won control of the House of Representatives in mid-term elections.

Blue-collar voters and rural America embraced his aggressive talk and stances.

Trump also took credit for Tuesday's results in another Tweet, saying "to any of the pundits or talking heads that do not give us proper credit for this great Midterm Election just remember two words-FAKE NEWS!" But President Donald Trump's Republican Party found strength in critical states that often hold the keys to the presidency.

When Democrats recaptured the House Tuesday evening for the first time in eight years, a hypothetical question that hung over the 2018 midterms became a reality: Will House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi become Speaker of the House once again? The reason the Republicans wound up gaining seats is because most of those Democratic victories came in states they already held.

The 2018 elections also exposed an extraordinary political realignment in an electorate defined by race, gender, and education that could shape US politics for years to come. Being white, a man, and not having a college degree all are factors correlated with being more Republican.

"Today is more than about Democrats and Republicans".

Democrats boasted record diversity on ballots. Republicans lost seats in the House after focusing on impeachment in 1998.

The answer to that question depends largely on the House Democrats. This was especially true in states south of the Mason-Dixon Line that elected their first-ever African-American governors. Bob Menendez, who, less than a year ago, stood trial for federal corruption charges. Democrats flippedseats in suburban districts outside of Washington, Philadelphia, Miami, Chicago and Denver.

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In Nevada and Florida , for example, Democrats have actually pulled ahead of Republicans as a share of the early vote this time. The strength of the under-30 voting bloc also extends beyond the vote share, to the sheer number of voters in several states.

Nina McLaughlin, a spokeswoman for the Maine Republican Party, said party officials were not immediately prepared to issue a statement on the election results. Democratic Senate incumbents were up for re-election, for example, in North Dakota, Indiana, and Missouri - states Trump carried by nearly 25 percentage points on average two years ago.

In the upper chamber, they captured Democratic seats in Indiana, Missouri and North Dakota, won a marquee battle in Texas, and fought a Florida race to a recount.

"Tremendous success tonight", Trump said.

History was working against the president in both the House and the Senate: The president's party has traditionally suffered deep losses in his first midterm election, and 2002 was the only midterm election in the past three decades when the party holding the White House gained Senate seats.

Some hurt worse than others.

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders released a statement accusing Acosta of "placing his hands on a young woman just trying to do her job as a White House intern", calling it "absolutely unacceptable".

Overall, 6 in 10 voters said the country was headed in the wrong direction, but roughly that same number described the national economy as excellent or good. And it doesn't even mean they weren't really important issues for many - even most - of those who voted for Trump.

The president bet big on a xenophobic closing message, warning of an immigrant "invasion" that promised to spread violent crime and drugs across the nation. Several television networks, including the president's favourite 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.

Midterm elections are typically hard for the party in power, but the GOP's hold on power was further weakened by an unusually large number of retirements as well as infighting between conservatives and centrists over their allegiance to Trump.