Mixed Midterm Results Reveal the Trump Paradox

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"I thought it was very close to complete victory", Trump said, adding that he would "almost have to think about" whether he would have preferred Republicans to retain a slim majority in the House instead of their outright loss.

"Democratic women in particular and independent women, progressive women, upscale suburban women were clearly energised by the Trump victory and the Trump presidency in a negative way", said Democratic pollster Celinda Lake.

Trump, an expert in politically-manipulative communication, is nearly guaranteed to bash the Democratic-controlled House for every problem he faces - and with two years until the next election, this is a message that many of his supporters will be receptive to. Democrats secured enough seats needed to make a majority, clinching the House for the first time since 2010.

The House also has the important task of electing the President if no candidate wins an Electoral College majority.

In a post-midterm election news conference Wednesday, President Trump doubled down on his endorsement for Pelosi (D-Calif.), the presumptive new Speaker after Democrats recaptured the House in Tuesday's midterm elections. Still, he celebrated Republicans' success in retaining the Senate and seemed to blame losing GOP candidates for distancing themselves from him and his unorthodox methods. "Those that did not, say goodbye!"

Between his sharp jabs at the press, Trump took credit for Republican wins in the Senate, claiming his "vigorous campaigning stopped the blue wave" that never fully materialize. Many Trump supporters already believe investigations into him have gone too far, and a string of new subpoenas could end up alienating voters. The ties between the two men, who are said to communicate frequently, could come under increased scrutiny by Democrats.

As with the House and Senate, the overall national raw vote for governor favored the Democrats as a party.

Financial markets often favor Washington gridlock because it preserves the status quo and reduces uncertainty, even though many in the market this time around had been hoping for a continuation of the Republican agenda. "The president was very helpful to us".

A Democrat-controlled House will hamper Trump's pro-business agenda and could lead to uncertainty about his administration, but corporate tax cuts and deregulation measures that have played a large hand in the USA stock market's rally since the 2016 election are likely to remain untouched. Democrats will carry the House... the senate, governorships.

"As for the market impact, a split Congress has historically been bullish for equities and we expect to see the same pattern again".

As the night wore on, Democrats picked up at least 29 Congressional districts held by Republicans.

"I don't think anyone deserves anything", Mrs. Pelosi said in response to the president's comments.

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The fallout for Saudi Arabia from the US election could be huge, with Democrats possibly trying to block major arms sales to Saudi Arabia and curtail USA support for Saudi Arabia's war in Yemen, which the prince launched as defense minister in 2015.

Democrats have promised to hold oversight hearings on the Trump administration when they take the majority in January.

While each house shares equal responsibility for lawmaking, the House of Representatives can determine if impeachment charges can be brought against an official, and a simple majority vote approves or rejects the filing of such charges.

In the three races he targeted on the final day, Trump's picks won Tuesday night, with Republican Mike Braun defeating Democratic Sen.

Incoming Democratic committee chairs are expected to lead investigations into Trump's long-hidden tax returns, possible conflicts of interest from his business empire and any collusion between Russian Federation and Trump's campaign team in the 2016 election.

China would not talk publicly about the USA election results.

Moscow denies meddling and Trump denies any collusion.

Control of the lower chamber will allow Democrats to block key parts of President Trump's agenda and re-open investigations into his administration.

Relatives of the first Palestinian-American woman elected to the U.S. Congress are cheering in the Michigan Democrat's ancestral West Bank village of Beit Ur al-Foqa.

All in all, Republicans beat back the potential of big Democrat gains across the board.

When it comes to Democrats, the two African-American Democratic governor candidates Stacey Abrams in Georgia and Andrew Gillum in Florida lost to their Republican challengers.

In Colorado, Democrat Jared Polis became the first openly gay man to be elected governor of a USA state.

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