Trump actually did way better than Obama in his first midterm


The White House revoked CNN reporter Jim Acosta's press credentials.

. "In addition, I specifically wish Governor-Elect Janet Mills well in her new role". White House staff decide whether journalists are eligible, though the Secret Service determines whether their applications are approved. Several television networks, including the president's favorite Fox News Channel, yanked a Trump campaign advertisement off the air on the eve of the election, determining that its portrayal of a murderous immigrant went too far.

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.

Mr Trump aggressively pushed back.

When Acosta continued to push Trump with questions about the federal investigation into Russia's involvement in the Trump campaign, the president called the reporter a "rude, awful person" and, later, identified him as "the enemy of the people".

On "America's Newsroom" Wednesday, York said the night "could have been a lot worse" for President Trump and Republicans. Trump said he "could fire everybody right now, but I don't want to stop it because politically I don't like stopping it".

It could have been a much bigger night for Democrats, who suffered stinging losses in OH and in Florida, where Trump-backed Republican Ron DeSantis ended Democrat Andrew Gillum's bid to become the state's first African-American governor.

In a move seemingly created to steal some of the Democrats thunder the day after retaking the House, Trump gathered reporters for a press conference in the East Room of the White House to make the case that Republican voters rallied for politicians who mimicked the president and promoted his priorities and candidates who were cool on Trump lost. They also now wield the power to launch a formal impeachment hearing, which if passed in the House, would be tried in the Republican-held Senate.

"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", Trump said at the White House on November 7.

Two other sources close to the White House said that Trump is already blaming retiring House Speaker Paul Ryan for the loss of the House. Libby said Democrats would use their newfound power to focus on pocketbook issues, including property taxes, the cost of prescription drugs and student debt relief.

The House Democrats hope this will be a shadow investigation of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation, without the special counsel's required secrecy.

He says Republicans "dramatically outperformed historical precedents".

But he expressed frustration that 43 House Republicans retired rather than seek re-election, saying that hurt his party.

In fact, McConnell called for "bipartisanship" numerous times and even offered some advice for his Democratic counterparts who retook the House majority and have promised multiple oversight investigations of the president, including a quest for his tax returns.

The latter emphasise Trump's surprisingly protectionist economic rhetoric - once unthinkable from a Republican - that railed against a system controlled by global elites to the detriment of the working Americans who've watched their jobs disappear.

"Peter Roskam - didn't want the embrace".

For example, Cummings and other Democratic lawmakers past year filed a federal lawsuit demanding disclosures of records to determine how Trump was approved by the General Services Administration to maintain the lease of the Trump International Hotel in Washington after he became president.

He scorned Utah's Mia Love and Virginia's Barbara Comstock.

"I can see it being extremely good politically", he said.

"And Barbara Comstock was another one". That doesn't mean I think race and immigration weren't a major part of Trump's election pitch.

The President said his party enjoyed "tremendous success" despite "a very dramatic fundraising disadvantage [and] very hostile media coverage, to put it mildly". Among those expected: Vice-President Mike Pence and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, an informal adviser to the president.