He noted that former President Obama lost a net 63 House seats in the 2010 midterm election and former President Bill Clinton lost 54 in the 1994 midterm election, but Trump only lost less than 30 seats.
"Now it is time for members of both parties to join together, put partisanship a side, and keep the American economic miracle going strong".
In Minnesota, Omar, a 36-year-old naturalized American citizen and state representative, campaigned on policies embraced by the Democratic Party's most liberal wing: universal health care, free college tuition and robust public housing.
Libby noted that often the only way the Legislature was able to extract information from LePage's administration was to use the Government Oversight Committee's subpoena powers to compel witnesses to appear before them.
Democrats have picked up at least 23 House seats, putting them on track to reach the 218 needed to seize control from Republicans after eight years.
A Democratic House isn't going to put the USA back in the Iranian nuclear accord or the Paris climate agreement, and is unlikely to challenge Trump's protectionist line on trade. He said that Rep. Mia Love, R-Utah, "gave me no love, and she lost". When they asked how the Trump Organisation arrived at the US$151,470 in profits it paid back to the Treasury for foreign stays at his hotels, they got silence.
In theory, the new Democratic majority would have the capacity to initiate impeachment proceedings against Trump should there be sufficient grounds in Robert Mueller's special counsel investigation. The president may say he wants "unity and peace and love" - but it's clear it will have to be on his terms. The alleged crime is attempted obstruction of justice, which Democrats will argue the president committed by interfering with a federal criminal investigation for venal - i.e., dishonest or self-protective - purposes.
"Yesterday was such a very Big Win, and all under the pressure of a Nasty and Hostile Media!" he added.
Trump has frequently been combative with reporters, and painted the news media as "enemies of the people", but Wednesdays press conference raised the level of his hostility. "I tell you what, CNN should be ashamed of itself having you working for them". He called CNN's Jim Acosta, with whom he has frequently spared, "a rude, bad person". Republican Sen. Dean Heller of Nevada, for example was defeated although he had embraced Trump, with both highlighting their desire to get more of the president's judicial nominees confirmed, a top priority for many social conservatives.
Sri Lanka to release Tamil prisoners
He resigned as the deputy minister of Labour and Foreign Employment to leave the Sirisena camp and join Wickremesinghe. Thousands of Sri Lankans are marching in support of a new government under the country's former strongman.
Trump said he is "looking at different people for different positions", adding that "it is very common after the midterms".
Comparing how many of each party's women candidates won their seats, the Democratic women were more successful, particularly in the Senate and House races. The Democratic field could include a red-state governor, a big city mayor or perhaps even a failed Senate candidate, after Beto O'Rourke's spirited challenge in Texas.
They could now launch investigations into Mr Trump's administration and business affairs, from tax returns to potential conflicts of interest.
The president also suggested that, somehow, losing a House majority could be beneficial to his agenda because Democrats will want to work with him.
"We'll fill in the gaps on the Russian Federation investigations", he said of the Mueller probe.
Over the last two years there was always this sense that while the president's thunderous championing of white nationalism and anti-immigrant rhetoric and policies was hurting him in the heavily Mexican-American parts of the southwestern U.S., it was the key to unlock the Rustbelt and Midwest - the part of the country seen as the one which gave him the presidency. "If that happens, then we're going to do the same thing and government would come to a halt and we're going to blame them".
"Now, listen, I know for a fact none of us ran to make history, we ran to make change".
Men, meanwhile, were about evenly split, with 50 percent voting for Republicans to 48 percent choosing Democrats.
Like in the 2016 presidential election, rural areas went heavily for Republicans on Tuesday while urban areas broke towards the Democrats. President Trump wants as much as $5 billion to fund the southern border wall, but senior House Democratic advisers have told ABC News that Democrats, with a newly-reclaimed majority - will be loathe to provide one cent for that kind of funding.