Trump urges Democrats to join hands, but remains defiant

Trump urges Democrats to join hands, but remains defiant

Trump urges Democrats to join hands, but remains defiant

And Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the former Bernie Sanders organizer who won an upset primary victory over a senior House Democrat, will also head to Congress. But in reality, it wasn't - it was a bad loss, a repudiation; the real weakness evident in the two parts of the country where he needs to win to get re-elected suggests Trump will just be a weakened president over the next two years.

The Democrats gained more than the 23 seats they needed for a majority in the 435-seat House of Representatives.

He singled out GOP Representatives Mike Coffman of Colorado, Mia Love of Utah, Barbara Comstock of Virginia, Carlos Curbelo of Florida, Peter Roskam of Illinois, Erik Paulsen of Minnesota, John Faso of NY and Bob Hugin, who challenged Senator Bob Menendez of New Jersey.

Republicans appeared to have won at least 56 seats in the House, while six other seats were captured by independent candidates and another eight seats were undecided because the results had either not yet been reported or were too close to call.

At a White House news conference, Trump noted the contenders who ran with him and won, including Illinois GOP Reps.

The President had dinner with his family and watched the results, which could have a profound impact on the rest of his term and could reshape Washington's balance of power, in the residence of the White House. He said Barbara Comstock, who lost her suburban Virginia district, "didn't want to have any embrace". Thus far, 82 of the 94 women elected to the House this year, as well as nine of the 12 elected to the Senate, are Democrats. Claire McCaskill in Missouri and Republican Attorney General Mike DeWine defeating Democrat Richard Cordray in the race for OH governor.

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A Democratic House isn't going to put the U.S. back in the Iranian nuclear accord or the Paris climate agreement, and is unlikely to challenge Trump's protectionist line on trade.

"This isn't just the year of the woman, this is the year of every woman", said Cecile Richards, who served as the president of Planned Parenthood for more than a decade, noting the groundbreaking diversity among the women who have run for office this year.

LePage vetoed bills five times that would have expanded the state's Medicaid system to an additional 70,000 low-income Mainers.

Democrats and Mills, the state's attorney general, campaigned largely on access to affordable health care, and Mills has vowed to enact the Medicaid expansion during her first days in office. The president put himself at the heart of Republican successes and blamed half a dozen candidates by name for losing because they "didn't want the..." Nate Libby, D-Lewiston, the Senate's current assistant minority leader, said Wednesday. "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". He said that Rep. Mia Love, R-Utah, "gave me no love, and she lost".

This, too, will be a shadow investigation to two litigations brought by members of Congress and others against the president personally that allege that Trump has violated the Emoluments Clause of the Constitution. Trump called the investigation "a disgrace", saying it "should never have been started, because there is no crime".

But control of the Senate ensures Mr Trump can still make key appointments.

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Yet Trump's party will maintain Senate control for the next two years, at least.

Trump said there would be some changes in top administration jobs, though "nothing monumental". "And you can be damn sure that is what we intend to do in the ME state Senate".

"It was a big day yesterday, incredible day", Trump said Wednesday. But she didn't want to have that embrace.

"With the Democrats taking over the House we will now have to see what gridlock in Congress means for policy".

LePage issued a prepared statement congratulating all the winners of Tuesday's elections.

And while McConnell said he would "work hard" to realize the President's priorities on the wall, he would only say any effort to cut middle-class taxes would have to be done "on a bipartisan basis". "Please hold that trust sacred".

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