Donald Trump hails 'big victory' in midterms despite losing control of House of Representatives

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Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Donald Trump has hailed a "big victory" for the Republicans in the midterm elections, despite the party losing control of the House of Representatives.

The US President posted on Twitter that his party had received "so many congratulations" on their "big victory last night".

However, opposition party the Democrats seized the majority of the House of Representatives, the lower chamber of US Congress which is made up of 435 seats.

 

The President's Republican party will maintain control of the Senate, as well as the executive and judicial branches of the government following the elections.

 

'Our big victory'

Responding to the news, Mr Trump wrote: "Received so many Congratulations from so many on our Big Victory last night, including from foreign nations (friends) that were waiting me out, and hoping, on Trade Deals. Now we can all get back to work and get things done!."

He later tweeted that "pundits and talking heads" who claimed it had been an unsuccessful outcome for the Republicans were spreading "fake news".

Mr Trump is expected to further address the results at a White House news conference later today.

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