Keep in mind, also, that on October 22, Trump said 82 untrue things in a single day, per CNN, boosting his total number of partial or entirely false claims since becoming president to 6,420. On the other hand, this masked his underlying weakness as a politician.
Midterm elections are often the "lounge act" to the presidential contest, as she puts it, but the battle for the House quickly spun into the signature contest of 2018. The results demonstrated also that the president's particular blend of political positions and impulses, considered so outlandish by so many when he crashed upon the political scene in the summer of 2015, have captured a significant segment of the populace.
The tax returns to which - contrary to tradition and basic norms of ethical government - Trump has so fiercely clung?
Waters, the top Democrat on the committee, is expected to drastically alter the course of the panel when Democrats take control of the House of Representatives in January.
Before Tuesday's elections, women made up a record 20% of Congress - 23% of the Senate and 19% of the House. Former President Barack Obama's Democrats suffered what he called a "shellacking" in congressional elections in 2010. To be fair, the Republicans retained control of the Senate and even picked up a pair of seats. Just as in 2016, the polls were badly wrong in a number of states, particularly in and Florida, where Democrats lost tough races they were predicted to win.More news: BTS's Japanese TV appearance cancelled after Jimin wears 'atomic bomb' shirt
Michael Oren, Israel's deputy Cabinet minister for public diplomacy and a former ambassador to Washington, says the results made it more likely that President Donald Trump would turn to worldwide diplomacy to reach a deal for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Trump has governed as if his sole aim has been to nurture his base, not to build upon it.
Those lines on congressional maps, drawn by Republican legislatures and governors after the 2010 census, have been widely acknowledged as the most efficient and effective gerrymandering in the two centuries that both parties have practiced it.
President Donald Trump, in a Wednesday tweet, offered support for Ms Pelosi to take the role after the Democratic Party gained control of the House.
"If Democrats think they are going to waste Taxpayer Money investigating us at the House level, then we will likewise be forced to consider investigating them all for the leaks of Classified Information, and much else, at the Senate level", Trump tweeted, adding, "Two can play that game!"
Those who fell in the House included House Rules Committee Chairman Pete Sessions, whose Dallas district rejected he and Trump and voted Democratic.More news: Trump slaps down journalist for 'stupid' question
Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying declined to comment directly on the outcome but says "regardless of the result. we believe the two governments and the two peoples all want to maintain the sound and steady development of bilateral relations because we believe it is in the best interests of the worldwide community". And having fulfilled that function, this election is likely to fill Washington and many a state capital with rancor and wrangling for many months to come. For example, only the Senate approves treaties and confirms federal officers, including Supreme Court nominees, in conjunction with the President.
Trump went into the midterms with a strong economy - a 3.7 percent unemployment rate, the lowest in about 50 years, and a booming stock market - and foreign policy gains in forcing new trade deals with Canada and Mexico and a nuclear retreat by North Korea.
Meanwhile, Democrats have problems of their own. Add Midterm Elections as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Midterm Elections news, video, and analysis from ABC News.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi - who could soon become speaker - tried to tamp down impeachment talk as the midterms approached. He claimed the opposing party "have gone insane, folks". But many party leaders seem uninterested in that challenge, preoccupied as they are with identity politics and their affinity with the country's globalist elites. "I feel like we've accomplished a lot", he said. Two Muslims will be among them and that is also another first. But he hasn't figured out a way to turn this success into a majority coalition.
The first move likely belongs to Democrats.More news: Would Two Flu Shots Protect Me Better Than One?
The result is ongoing political instability-rather like what we've been experiencing only more so.