Democrats seize House control, but Trump's GOP holds Senate

08 Novembre, 2018, 10:56 | Auteur: Yves Courtet

U.S. President Donald Trump is taking the results of the midterm elections - Republicans kept the Senate and the Democrats took the House of Representatives - as a big victory for his party.

The president criticized Republican candidates who apparently did not support him enough and lost congressional seats in Tuesday's elections.

As Election Day unfolded, Democrats were increasingly confident, predicting they would pick up at least the 23 seats needed for a House majority on the strength of voter enthusiasm, robust fundraising and unusually fresh candidates.

"Now what's bad for them is, being in the majority, I'm just going to blame them", Mr. Trump said.

Should he conclude that Trump committed a crime, a Democratic House could launch impeachment proceedings, but the process would likely come to a halt in a GOP-held Senate.

The Republican leader has previously said relatively little about his willingness to craft legislation to address high drug prices, despite the Trump administration's ongoing focus on the issue.

"Or we can work together", he said, adding that "it really could be a handsome bipartisan type of situation". That is partly due to changes in American suburbs, which are more diverse than they used to be, and partly due to Trump's strategy of aiming for his base, which works better in conservative and rural areas. "Yesterday was such a very Big Win, and all under the pressure of a Nasty and Hostile Media!" he tweeted ahead of a scheduled White House press conference at the time of writing.

At one point during the press conference, a visibly angry Trump branded CNN's White House correspondent Jim Acosta a "rude, awful person" and an "enemy of the people" in a testy exchange.

"You shouldn't be working for CNN", he said.

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With winners called in all but one statewide race, Republicans were on pace to gain three seats in the Senate and defended their lead in governorships by a two-seat margin.

Still, he is unlikely to be pleased with the Democratic inroads that will see Democrats now hold the power to hold subpoena-backed investigations of the president and his administration that could see the president make public his tax returns, something he has vehemently opposed despite prior precedent. The Mueller probe into allegations of collusion with Russian Federation was handing out indictments of former Trump advisers.

But former President Barack Obama was among those who directly targeted Trump and his personal style and beliefs, saying at one point "the character of the country is on the ballot".

Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell said he expected the president would be able to work with a divided Congress.

Mr Trump also congratulated the new governor-elect of Florida Ron DeSantis, who fended off a challenge from the Democrats. According to exit polls, they were about evenly split this year, with 50 percent choosing Democrats, compared to 48 percent who chose Republicans.

He said he would defer to staff on the Joint Committee on Taxation in Congress to determine what information might be requested and who would have access to it. The Republicans' three-seat expansion is a contrast to the 18 total seats lost by the Democrats in midterm elections in the Senate since 2010.

Trump encouraged voters to view the first nationwide election of his presidency as a referendum on his leadership, pointing proudly to the surging economy at recent rallies.

Overall, women voted considerably more in favor of congressional Democratic candidates - with fewer than 4 in 10 voting for Republicans, according to VoteCast, a nationwide survey of more than 115,000 voters and about 20,000 nonvoters - conducted for The Associated Press by NORC at the University of Chicago.

But the rosiest expectations of some Democrats - that they could create a "blue wave" even when playing defense on the Senate map - proved unfounded.

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