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

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Both sides presented the results as a victory, although Democrats had greater bragging rights considering they ended the one-party Republican stranglehold in Washington by recapturing the House.

Speaking at a wide-ranging White House press conference, Trump, by turns combative and conciliatory, said Democrats and Republicans should set aside partisanship to work together.

But while some of the red state Senate candidates whom Trump campaigned for did win, the results in the many suburban congressional seats previously held by Republicans now in Democratic hands show voters sent a decidedly mixed signal.

Mr. Trump also shushed April Ryan, a prominent black reporter for American Urban Radio Networks, who stood up without being called on and challenged Mr. Trump to explain his rhetorical tone.

There are still some seats undecided in this week's vote, but to date, 117 women have won across the Senate, House and Governor elections. For her part, Pelosi has said that without bipartisan support, Democrats are unlikely to pursue impeachment charges against the president, although that too could change.

"White House aides called on Democrats to work with Republicans in the next Congress". "And she lost. Too bad, sorry about that, Mia!"

Democrats will use their new majority to reverse what they see as a hands-off approach by Republicans toward Trump's foreign policy, and push for tougher dealings with Russia, Saudi Arabia and North Korea.

Men, meanwhile, were about evenly split, with 50 percent voting for Republicans to 48 percent choosing Democrats. If laws were written with bipartisan support, if politicians in both parties had a say in the process and a stake in the outcome, if people all across the board politically and ideologically could find some comfort in some aspect of almost all major legislation, there would be greater respect for law and an ability to rely on its permanence.

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

If the White House doesn't block such requests in court, they could shed light on Trump's worldwide business empire - and what role it's playing in U.S. relations with the world. Nate Libby, D-Lewiston, the Senate's current assistant minority leader, said Wednesday.

Governors - who head the executive branch in state governments - have been chosen in 36 out of 50 states. But, he warned, he will respond in kind and government will suffer. She said, "I'm the best person to go forward to unify, to negotiate". Last month, a New York Times investigation into just a handful of Trump's tax returns from the 90s revealed a complicated scheme of "outright fraud" to evade paying taxes on his father's estate.

Trump's claim that those who backed him were successful was not without exceptions.

"Maybe we will make a deal, maybe we won't".

Over the last two years there was always this sense that while the president's thunderous championing of white nationalism and anti-immigrant rhetoric and policies was hurting him in the heavily Mexican-American parts of the southwestern United States, it was the key to unlock the Rustbelt and Midwest - the part of the country seen as the one which gave him the presidency.

To PBS NewsHour's Yamiche Alcindor, who asked him about white nationalists emboldened by Trump labeling himself a "nationalist", Trump said he was insulted. "And you can be damn sure that is what we intend to do in the ME state Senate".

"I think she could have won that race, but she didn't want to have any embrace", Mr. Trump said.

"Women who had never run for anything stepped up to put their names on the ballot", she said.

LePage issued a prepared statement congratulating all the winners of Tuesday's elections. "I tell you what, CNN should be ashamed of itself having you working for them". "Please hold that trust sacred". For that, I don't blame her.

Nina McLaughlin, a spokeswoman for the Maine Republican Party, said party officials were not immediately prepared to issue a statement on the election results.

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