Donald Trump makes sure to get his feelings out to the media and the country about HIMSELF and the election….
Defiant, Threatening and self involved?
He spent the time showing who he is …..
A defiant President Donald Trump on Wednesday painted Tuesday’s midterm elections as a historic event, declaring his efforts helped Republicans defy history and overcome a major Democratic fundraising advantage and negative media coverage.
He appeared in the East Room of the White House just hours after Republicans lost control of the House but expanded their narrow Senate majority. Trump focused mostly for Senate Republican candidates in the races final weeks, opening the door for him to declare victory — though his critics do not see it that way.
House Democrats soon will be armed with investigative and subpoena power with several likely committee chairs eying probes of many facets of the Trump presidency and some in the caucus want to begin impeachment proceedings even as their leaders urge caution.
“Americans have spoken and they have empowered a Democratic House Majority to fight for the people. It is now up to us to get to work and take action that raises wages, lowers health care costs, and cleans up corruption,” House Appropriations ranking member Nita Lowey, D-N.Y., said in a statement.
Trump opened the press conference by noting first-term presidents typically lose seats during their first midterms, saying Republicans “exceeding expectations” on Tuesday.
He said he campaigned for 10 candidates in the race’s final days, “and nine won.”
“We were getting bombarded by money on the other side,” he said, lamenting Democratic “special interests.” He did not mention that conservative groups that would fit the same definition regularly give money to GOP candidates.
Trump noted a too-close-to-call Arizona Senate race between GOP Rep. Martha McSally, and Democrat Kyrsten Sinema “looks really good.” If McSally wins, it would keep the seat being vacated by retiring Sen. Jeff Flake in the Republican column.
The president predicted Republicans and Democrats should be able to compromise on legislation, but he did not elaborate during his opening remarks.
“The Democrats will come to us with a plan for health care [and] a plan for infrastructure,” he said, striking an optimistic tone by adding “and then we’ll compromise.”
Trump also took on the specter of his administration facing unprecedented oversight from House committees headed by Democrats who will set the agenda.
“They can play that game,” he said of House Democrats’ expected investigations, “but we can play that game better.”….
President Trump “said he would fight fire with fire if Democrats follow through on their vows to use the subpoena power that will come with the House majority to demand the release of his tax returns and reopen the chamber’s investigation into any interactions between Mr. Trump’s campaign and Russia during the 2016 campaign,” the New York Times reports.
He said he would adopt a “warlike posture” and get the Senate Republicans to investigate the Democrats.
Said Trump: “They can play that game, but we can play better because we have a thing called the United States Senate and a lot of questionable things were done between leaks of classified information and many other elements that should not have taken place.”
He added: “I could see it being extremely good for me politically because I think I’m better at that game than they are, actually, but we’ll find out.”….