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

08 November, 2018, 10:57 | Author: Sherman Richardson

Mr Trump will facing greater scrutiny as the Democrats took control of the House in the midterm elections for the first time in eight years, during yesterday's midterm elections.

But Pelosi pointedly told supporters the Democratic victory was about "restoring the Constitution and checks and balance to the Trump administration.It is about stopping the [Republicans] and Trump administration's assault" on two government-run medical insurance programs for older and impoverished Americans "and people living with pre-existing medical conditions".

In midterm elections two years after he won the White House, Trump and his fellow Republicans were set to maintain their majority in the U.S. Senate, CNN, NBC and ABC News said, following a divisive campaign marked by fierce clashes over race, immigration and other cultural issues.

The president found partial success despite his current job approval, set at 40 percent by Gallup, the lowest at this point of any first-term president in the modern era. He has yet to come up with a derogatory nickname for her, as he has with many of his other Democratic foes, although that could certainly change.

It could have been a much bigger night for Democrats, who suffered stinging losses in OH and in Florida, where Trump-backed Republican Ron DeSantis ended Democrat Andrew Gillum's bid to become the state's first African-American governor.

Democrats had strong nights in both the Midwest/Rustbelt region and in the Southwest part of the USA, the regions of the country which will decide the 2020 presidential election.

But Republicans appeared bound to hold onto the Senate, and possibly even pick up a couple of seats. As this was the region that was seen as one which gave Trump the presidency, the deep rejection of the GOP there has to be seen as a risky development for the president. President Barack Obama's Democrats lost 63 seats in 2010. They included New Jersey Sen Cory Booker, California Sen Kamala Harris, former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg and former Vice President Joe Biden. The president said he shares those goals, but will only play ball if they agree not to investigate him. Republicans lost seats in the House after focusing on impeachment in 1998.

In Virginia, political newcomer Jennifer Wexton defeated two-term GOP Rep. Barbara Comstock.

Democrats failed to defeat a vulnerable incumbent in Kentucky, where Republican Rep. Andy Barr won over former Marine fighter pilot Amy McGrath.

The bottom line is that Trump is facing a new and formidable apparatus of accountability - and even he knows how badly this could end for him.

The midterms also featured some potentially historic candidates, including Stacey Abrams, who would be the first black woman to be governor of Georgia if she won.

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The election focus in America now turns to 2020, the year of the next presidential voted.

Fox News' Election Night coverage got pretty awkward on Tuesday, with anchor Chris Wallace completely shutting down host Laura Ingraham's analysis of the results.

After all, the strong turnout among Democrats during the primaries suggested a more motivated base than their Republican rivals.

Although Ronald Reagan would be aghast at Trump's protectionism and exclusionary nativism, the GOP is now Trump's party.

Nothing demonstrates the divisions better than the nature of the House and Senate races.

Across the country, despite Democratic gains, there were few signs of an overwhelming blue wave.

More women than men voted for Democrats, according to exit polls, particularly white suburban women, and the new House will feature a record number of women lawmakers.

In suburban areas where key House races will be decided, voters skewed significantly toward Democrats by a almost 10-point margin. AP VoteCast also showed a majority of voters considered Trump a factor in their votes.

Trump and his advisers felt that adding at least two seats to the Republicans' Senate majority helped blunt the impact of the House outcome. That's in addition to the 10 female senators who were not up for re-election this year.

As the returns came in, voters were on track to send at least 99 women to the House, shattering the record of 84 now.

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