U.S. President Donald Trump is boasting of “a Very Big Win” in Tuesday’s national congressional elections, after Republicans strengthened their hold on the Senate, even as Democrats took control of the House of Representatives for the first time in eight years.
“Those that worked with me in this incredible Midterm Election, embracing certain policies and principles, did very well,” Trump said on Twitter earlier today (Wed) ahead of his White House news conference on the election. “Those that did not, say goodbye! Yesterday was such a very Big Win, and all under the pressure of a Nasty and Hostile Media!”
The results make it more difficult for Trump to win approval for his legislative initiatives.
House Democrats are also vowing to launch numerous investigations of Trump’s finances and his administration’s policies, which the U.S. leader said would be matched with Senate Republican probes of Democrats.
Trump called House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi to congratulate her on the Democratic takeover in the House.
He said Democratic lawmakers, some of whom have said the party needs new and younger leadership, should again make her the House speaker, the top position in the chamber and second in line to the presidency.