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Chart of the day: How did women fare in the U.S. midterms?

08 November 2018
Chart of the day: How did women fare in the U.S. midterms?

Trump's comments come ahead of his scheduled news conference Wednesday morning.

"The president is best when he is on the road talking directly to the American people, and I think last night's results demonstrate that", says Trump's former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski. They talked on election night about doing an infrastructure package and lowering health care costs, particularly around prescription drugs, priorities for both sides.

After a divisive campaign marked by fierce clashes over race, immigration and other cultural issues, Americans voted on Tuesday to determine the balance of power in the US Congress and shape the future of Donald Trump's presidency.

Democrats are divided over which candidate, strategy and vision can forge a coalition capable of defeating Trump in two years. LePage governed largely by mobilizing the House minority Republican caucus to sustain a record number of 642 vetoes - more than all other ME governors combined going back to 1917 and 80 times as many as his predecessor, Baldacci. "Mia Love gave me no love", he said.

Hours earlier, the president had tweeted that "now we can all get back to work and get things done!"

Early in the press conference, Mr. Trump called CNN's Jim Acosta a "rude, bad person" after the reporter berated the president and refused to give up the microphone after wrestling it away from a young female White House aide.

"Mia Love gave me no love", the president said. Trump called the investigation "a disgrace", saying it "should never have been started, because there is no crime". White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders sought to minimize Democratic gains in that chamber, but called retaining control of the Senate a "huge moment and victory for the president". "When you report fake news, which CNN does a lot, you are the enemy of the people". China says it handles all trademark applications equally, but House committees could probe whether Beijing can exploit the Trump family's substantial intellectual property holdings in China to its political or diplomatic advantage.

"That's such a racist question", said Trump, who has made accusations of unfair coverage from the media a staple on the campaign trail.

With 218 seats needed for a majority in the 435-member Houses, Democrats have won 220 and the Republicans 193, with winners undetermined in 22 races. The Democratic field could include a red-state governor, a big city mayor or perhaps even a failed Senate candidate, after Beto O'Rourke's spirited challenge in Texas.

That echoed a similar message from Mr Trump, who on Twitter cautioned Democrats not to use their new House majority to launch investigations into his administration.

But the olive branch he extended was studded with thorns as he declared that he would retaliate if Democrats use their control of the House to issue subpoenas to seek his tax returns and investigate his business dealings, his Cabinet's conduct and his campaign's ties to Russian Federation, as expected.

Trump offered an olive branch to House Democrats as an alternative to an investigative face-off.

Trump's personal income taxes, which he withheld during the 2016 campaign and in his two years in office, are expected to be the purview of the House Ways and Means Committee. The two houses of Congress write the laws, and the president enforces them.

"Trump has already put himself in the position of "I will try to make a deal with you" and then there will be the question of the Democratic leadership".

Trump briefly sought to strike a statesmanlike tone in his first public remarks after the loss, praising House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi for her hard work and envisioning "a lovely, bipartisan type of situation" on infrastructure investments and health care. Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the majority leader, has shown little inclination to cooperate with Democrats, and is unlikely to do so without a nudge from Trump.

But she added: "A Democratic Congress will work for solutions that bring us together, because we have all had enough of division".