Mid-term elections 2018: Trump hails ‘tremendous success’ – BBC News
Mid-term elections 2018: Trump hails ‘tremendous success’ – BBC News I always a big day yesterday, incredible day and last night, the Republican Party defied history to expand our Senate majority, well difficulty beating expectations in the house for the Midtown and mid-turn year. We did this in spite of a very dramatic fundraising disadvantage, driven by Democrats, wealthy donors and special interests and very hostile media coverage, to put it mildly. The media coverage set a new record in a new standard. We also had a staggering number of House Retirement, so it’s a little tough, but these receipts it could have been held pretty easily and we had newcomers going in in a lot of them work very hard. But it’s very difficult when you have that many retirements, we held a large number campaign rallies with the large large numbers of people going to everyone. To the best of my knowledge. We didn’t have a vacant or an empty seat, I’m sure you would have reported it if you spotted one and shooting 30 rallies in the last 60 days, and we saw the candidates that I supported achieve tremendous success last night as an example of the 11 candidates, We camp and with during the last week, 9 one last night, this vigorous campaigning, stop the Blue Wave that they talked about. I don’t know if there ever was such a could have been. If we didn’t do the campaigning, probably there could have been, and the history really will see what a good job we did in the final couple of weeks in terms of getting some tremendous people Finish Line, they really are tremendous people, but many of them were not Known but they will be none this election walks, the largest Senate games, were a president’s party in a first midterm election since at least President Kennedy’s in 1962. There have been totally for midterm elections since 1934, in which a president’s party is gained even a single senate seat. Now we picked up, it looks like three could before. Perhaps it could be too, but we picked up a lot and most likely the number will be three. You people, probably all that better than I do at this point, because you’ve looked at the more recent numbers. 55 is the largest number of Republican senators in the last 100 years, the last 80 years, a sitting president’s party, is only gained a cumulative total of eight Senate seats averaging one per decade. So if we picked up to three or four, that’s a big percentage of that show me the last 8 years you think of that only eight seats in President Obama’s first midterm election. He lost six Senate seats, including in the deep blue state of Massachusetts, Republicans captured at least four Senate seats held by Democrat incumbents, and these are tremendously talented, hard-working people that Indiana North Dakota Florida Missouri. We also want to open Senate seats in Tennessee. I want to congratulate our great champion, who did such a great job and Tennessee Marcia and in Utah and Arizona, is looking very good. I really very good she’s done a terrific job that was a tough race and she’s done a fantastic job and each of these open seats, Democrats recruited very strong candidates, with substantial, fundraising and media support. Getting bombarded with money on the other side in the House, Republicans dramatically: out-performed historical precedents that overcame a historic number of retirements, the most House, Republicans garments and 88 years 43 House, Republicans retired. Now I will say this that in many cases they were chairman of committees and they left because they weren’t you, things have a rule for 6 years and what that does is wonderful in one way and lets people come through the system and become chairman and another Way it drives people out because weather Chapman they don’t want to go or not be a chairman you’re, the chairman of a committee you’re a big deal and all of a sudden you’re not doing that anymore. So they leave. We had a lot of them later. I guess you can flip a coin as to which system is better. The Democrats to the other, some of their folks have been on those committees for a long time. In 2010, President Obama’s first midterm he lost 63 seats. By contrast, as of the most current account, looks like around 27 houseseats or something we’ll figure that out pretty soon, we also at a slew of historic wins in the governor’s race is the governor’s races were incredible against very well-funded, talented and skilled Democrat candidates and people That work very, very hard respectfully for those candidates like Oprah Winfrey. Why, like I don’t know if she likes me anymore, but that’s okay. She used to, but you work very hard in Georgia very, very hard and if you look at them before, governor’s race is crucial to 2020 and the presidential race Florida Iowa, Ohio and Georgia. The big ones, Florida Iowa, Ohio and Georgia can’t get much more important than then they were incredible. They were actually incredible campaigns to incredible. As of right now, reply bookings will control the majority of governorships across the country, including three great women who work very hard. Governors of Alabama, South Dakota and Iowa, I work very, very hard and very talented. By expanding our Senate majority, the voters have also clearly rebuked the Senate democrats for their handling of the cabinet hearings. That was a actor I, like, maybe a very big factor. The way that was handled, I think, was tremendous energy was given to the Republican Party by the way they treated then judge them and express their support for confirming more great pro-constitution judge’s candidates who embraced our message of low taxes, low regulations, low crime, strong borders and Great judges Excel last night, they Excel they. They really am. I we have a a list of people that were fan and I’m just going to point him out Mike bossed, Rodney Davis. Andy Barr was fantastic. If I went to Kentucky out for the most part I didn’t campaign for the house, but I did actually make a special trip for Andy Bar because he was in a very tough race in Kentucky and he won. It was a very tough race. The polls were all showing that he was down and down substantially and he won and what I did to Pete stauber of Minnesota, great guy his new and then ran a fantastic race. On the other hand, you had some that decided to let stay away. Let’S stay away, they did very poorly, I’m not sure, but I should be happy or sad, but I feel just fine about it. Carlos que Bella Mike Coffman do bad Mike Me Love. I show me love. You call me all the time to help her with a hostage situation being held hostage in Venezuela. Caleb gave me no love and she lost too bad. Sorry about that man and Barbara Comstock was another one that made. I think she could have won that race, but she didn’t want to have any so that I don’t blame her, but she she lost substantially lost Peter roskam. Didn’T want the Embrace Erik Paulsen didn’t want the embrace, then in New Jersey. I think he could have done well but didn’t work out too good Bob yugen, I feel badly cuz. I think that’s something that could have been one that’s Arissa could have been won. John fassel. Those are some of the people that have decided for them reason not to embrace whether it’s me or what we stand for, but what we stand for meant a lot to do most people and we’ve had tremendous, then tremendous support of the Republican Party among the biggest Support in the history of the party, I’ve actually heard at 93 %. It’S a record, but I won’t say that cuz, who knows, but we’ve had to Andis support. America is booming like never before doing fantastic. We have Larry Kudlow here and he said the numbers are as good as he’s ever seen, numbers at any time for our but he’s a young man. So he hasn’t seen that many numbers – where’s Larry you’re, a young man right Larry – and you haven’t been doing this too long, but there’s good as you’ve ever seen and we may have. If you have a question. Volare will do that. But I want to send my warmest appreciation or regards to Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. We really worked very well together. We have been working very well together. We actually have a great relationship. People don’t understand that which is fine and also to perhaps looks like. I would think speaker, Nancy Pelosi and I gave her a lot of credit. She works very hard and she’s worked long and hard. I give her a great deal of credit for what she’s done and what she’s accomplished. Hopefully, we can all work together next year to continue delivering for the American people, including on economic growth, info structure, trade Lori, the cost of prescription drugs. These are some of the things that the Democrats do want to work on, and I really believe we’ll be able to do that. I think we’re going to have a lot of lot of lot of reason to do it and I will say just as a matter business hours for some very successful people. Last night we were watching the returns. So if the Republicans won – and let’s say we held on by 2 or 1 or 3, it would have been very hard at that. Many Republicans chance to ever even get support among Republicans, cuz you’ll always be one or two or three people, that for good reason or for bad reason or for grandstanding. We have that too you’ve seen that you seen that plenty of grandstanding, but for a certain reason that many people you’re always going to have a couple that won’t do it. So that puts us in a very bad position. The other words had we kept in this is no I’m saying this were very basic resource common sense. It puts us very tough position, we win by one or two or three and you’ll have one or two or three or four or five even come over and say you know, look we’re not going to go along with this. We want this this this and all of a sudden. We can’t even we wouldn’t even be able to get it in many cases. The Republicans hands before we sent it on to the Senate and now have a much easier path, because the Kratts will come to us with a plan for infrastructure, a plan for healthcare I plan for whatever they are looking at and we’ll negotiate. Then, as you know, it’s been very hard in the Senate because we need essentially 10 boats from Democrats and we don’t get those sweats cuz the Democrats to really stick together. Well, I don’t agree with that. One, a lot of policy, but I agree with them. On sticking together, they stick together gray, so now we going to the Senate, we don’t have the ten bucks and what happens it doesn’t get past even if it gets out of the house. It doesn’t get past. So, under the new concept of what we’re doing I say come on, let me see what you have. They want to do things. You know I keep hearing about investigations fatigued like from the time. Almost from the time I announced I was going to run, they’ve been giving us this investigation fatigue been a long time. I got nothing 0. You know why cuz there is nothing, but they can play that game, but we can play it better because we have a thing called the United States Senate and a lot of very questionable things were done between leaks, classified information and many other elements that should not Have taken place and all you’re going to do is end up in back and forth, and back and forth and two years is going to go up and we won’t have done a thing. I really think – and I really respected what Nancy said last night about bipartisanship and getting together and uniting to use the word uniting and she used the the bipartisan statement, which is so important because that’s what we should be doing so we can look at us. They can look at us that we can look at them and I’ll go back and forth and it’ll probably be very good for me politically. I could see it being extremely hello today, cuz, I think, I’m better at that game than they are actually, but I will find out. I mean you know what fine. Or we can work together. You can’t do them simultaneously passed away just taking somebody, so you can do about no, you can’t doing the other. Just so you understand, so we won’t be doing that. But now what happens? Is we sent it to the Senate and will get a hundred percent Democrats support and we’ll get some Republican support and if it’s good, we believe we have Republicans will help with the approval process and they were really help with the approval process. So it really could be a beautiful bipartisan type of situation. If we won by one, do a three or four or five that wouldn’t happen and the closer it is the worse it is. This way they’ll come to me will negotiate. Maybe we’ll make a deal. Maybe we walk that’s possible, but we have a lot of things in common on infrastructure want to do something on Healthcare. They want to do something on Healthcare. There are a lot of great things that we can do together and now we’ll set it up and we will really get will get the Democrats and we’ll get. The Republicans are some of the Republicans and I’ll make sure that we send something up, that the Republicans can support and they going to want to make sure they send something up that the Democrats can support. So our great country is booming like never before and we’re thriving on every single level, both in terms economic and military strength in terms of development in terms of GDP. We’Re doing unbelievably, I will tell you our trade deals are coming along, fantastically they USMC a and South Korea’s finished. Usmc has gotten rave reviews not going to lose companies anymore to other countries, they’re not going to do that, because I have a tremendous economic incentive, meaning it’s prohibitive for them to do that. So it’s not going to be like NAFTA, which is one of the worst deals. I’Ve ever seen all that we made some other pretty bad ones. To now is the time for members are both parties to join together, put partisanship aside and keep the American economic Miracle going strong? It is America what doing so well and I’ve said it a lot of rallies. Some of you probably heard as how much you don’t want to hear it again, but when people come to my office prime minister’s they all congratulate me almost the first thing on what we’ve done economically, because it is really amazing and our Steel Industries back or aluminum Industry starting to do really well, these are industries that, with dead are miners are working again. We must all work together to protect our military. I have to do that to support our law enforcement, secure our borders and advanced, really great policy, including Environmental Policy. We want Crystal Clean Water, we want beautiful, perfect air, air and water has to be perfect. At the same time, we do put ourselves at a disadvantage to other countries who are very competitive with us and who don’t abide by the rules at all. We don’t want to hurt our jobs, we don’t want to hurt our factories, we don’t want companies leaving, we want to be totally competitive and we are and right now we have just about the cleanest. Are the cleanest water we’ve ever had, and it’s always going to be that way we insist on it. So environmental is very important to me and with that I’ll, take a few questions like woah. I didn’t know what happened. That was a lot of hand shooting up. So US President Donald Trump has hailed “tremendous success” in the mid-term elections after a night of mixed results for his Republican party.
Democrats won the House of Representatives, which will enable them to thwart the president’s agenda.
But Republicans consolidated their grip on the Senate, ensuring the president can still make key appointments.
Mr Trump said the outcome “defied history” as the ruling party does not usually gain seats in the mid-terms.
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At a news conference on Wednesday, Mr Trump offered an olive branch to Democrats, proposing both parties work together on joint legislative priorities.
House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi has promised her party will serve as a counterweight to the White House.