Trump says 'too bad' to Republican losers who refused to embace him

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The other related thing is the [successful ballot measure] in Florida to enfranchise ex-felons, which should advantage Democrats.

"Even if Senate Republicans and House Democrats mutually agree to provide the spending increases the other wants, there will be no guarantee that Trump will go along or that he will sign a bill without demanding his own pound of appropriations flesh".

"My hope is some GOP institutionalists will speak out, but it is hard to see who that might be", said Tobias. Rep. Mike Coffman in Colorado blamed his loss on resentment toward Mr Trump in his Denver-area district.

"I think everybody in America will understand the difference between Trump's first two years and this third and fourth year, and everybody will understand that he's responding to what Democrats have done", Sanders said.

"Mia Love gave me no love and she lost", Trump said.

US President Donald Trump's Russian business ties, Jared Kushner's relationship with the Saudi crown prince, Ivanka Trump's Chinese trademarks - all could come under new scrutiny by the Democrats when they take over the House of Representatives. "The answer is yes", Mr Trump said after hearing the response.

"At the end of the day, ME people don't care which party you identify with, they just want someone who is honest, believes in our state and vows to do what they say they'll do", Jackson said.

Trump dissected the elections in a combative White House news conference that stretched to almost 90 minutes as he put a defiantly glossy sheen on the mixed midterm results and stressed his party's victories in the Senate.

Republicans, though, pointed to Trump's 8-point victory in OH in 2016, and the four campaign visits he made to the state, including a southwest OH jaunt three weeks before the election. Trump is despised in Utah, so selectively opposing the president's agenda should not carry a high political price for Romney, but he also doesn't seem like the likely leader of a Senate GOP opposition movement. Democrats won control of the House, even if the "blue wave" never really materialized and all they got was an average midterm correction.

Ever since Donald Trump's stunning presidential victory in 2016, there has been a quiet, enduring debate on precisely how he won it.

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"If there is a desire to show some level of accomplishment, there are a few, very few, areas where you could probably do that - infrastructure, maybe some strengthening of healthcare provisions", said Guian McKee, who teaches presidential studies at the University of Virginia.

Democrats last controlled the governorship and both chambers of the Legislature in 2008, during the administration of Gov. John Baldacci. Republicans in this midterm benefited from having only nine seats up for grabs in the senate, compared to 26 for Democrats and the Independents who caucus with them. In the end, Democrats held just 188 seats to 247 for Republicans.

The White House news conference was punctuated by Trump's escalating attacks on the media. Democrats argue that the Republicans ignored many key facts and witnesses.

And as someone who lives in a country led by Theresa May, and Margaret Thatcher before her, I can tell you there is nothing necessarily good about electing women. "And it means that, first of all, that the president's agenda won't be the legislative agenda".

The election was historic for different reasons.

"Legally, it meets the law, and I think that there are some precedents for this", Neal said.

In the states of Texas, Florida and Georgia white women supported Republican candidates for the U.S. Senate and for governor. But Trump is very resilient.

A Democratic House isn't going to put the United States back in the Iranian nuclear accord or the Paris climate agreement, and is unlikely to challenge Trump's protectionist line on trade. "That's a firewall", GOP volunteer James Murr said. The GOP looks poised for a net loss of only two seats in more sparsely populated districts, and will still hold an overwhelming majority of small-town districts.

Still, Trump's broad assessment of the GOP's performance on Tuesday has more than merely a ring of truth to it-something that's been widely acknowledged in the days after the election by commentators and analysts like The Federalist's Ben Domenech, The Washington Examiner's David Drucker, and The Atlantic's McKay Coppins, among others.

Though a separate case involving similar allegations filed by the attorneys general of Maryland and the District of Columbia is further along, the D.C. case is the only one that has congressional Democrats as the plaintiffs. That's counting candidates he tweeted endorsements for or who spoke on stage at MAGA rallies with Trump.

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