Trump says government will halt if Dems investigate him

Cheryl Sanders
November 8, 2018

Howard Kurtz provides insight on 'Special Report'.

Unlike the midterms of 2006, when President George W Bush declared that Democrats had delivered "a thumping", or 2010, when President Barack Obama described Republicans' victory as "a shellacking", the Democrats did not score an overwhelming victory Tuesday night. "Yesterday was such a very Big Win, and all under the pressure of a Nasty and Hostile Media!"

He tweeted: "To any of the pundits or talking heads that do not give us proper credit for this great Midterm Election, just remember two words - FAKE NEWS!"

More on the mid-terms: Who are the new faces in Congress? But the press corps didn't help itself Wednesday with behavior that sometimes bordered on obnoxious.

Meanwhile, the close of the 2018 midterm season marked the unofficial opening of the next presidential contest.

But Republicans are on course to increase their representation from 51 to 54 in the 100-seat Senate.

There are still some seats undecided in this week's vote, but to date, 117 women have won across the Senate, House and Governor elections.

"Certain members of the press can not stand the fact that President Trump and Republicans defied expectations in the midterm elections - actually growing our Senate majority", he said.

Nadler said Trump "may not like it, but he and his administration will be held accountable to our laws and to the American people".

There was some obvious partisanship in the media coverage.

Mr McConnell said the contentious, partisan fight over US Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh's nomination was "very helpful" in winning Senate seats, like an "adrenaline shot" for Republican voters.

It seems that "the disproportionate representation of small states is part of the body's original design".

The outcome was a "forceful rebuke" of Trump, and voters in urban and suburban districts "have recoiled from the president's demagoguery on race". With an expanded Republican Senate majority, President Trump can confirm judges, cabinet members, and senior administration officials more easily, pushing forward with his agenda. "But a somewhat different reality began to set in early in the evening as the familiar contours of red and blue America powerfully reasserted themselves".

"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".

Nancy Pelosi, who's likely to become the next House speaker, said it was a "new day in America". "It really could be a lovely, bipartisan type of situation", and "much less gridlock". "I'm proud of what happened".

"I could fire everybody right now, but I don't want to stop it because politically I don't like stopping it", Trump said, calling the probe a "hoax" and a "disgrace". He added, "Two can play that game!"

For the past two years, White House lawyers and the Trump Organisation have repeatedly rebuffed Democratic efforts to get even the most basic financial information on Trump's businesses. Republican Sen. Dean Heller of Nevada, for example was defeated although he had embraced Trump, with both highlighting their desire to get more of the president's judicial nominees confirmed, a top priority for many social conservatives. "I'm not sure that I should be happy or sad but I feel just fine about it". He also said: "They're extremely complex". He called CNN's Jim Acosta, with whom he has frequently spared, "a rude, awful person". "You're a very rude person, the way you treat Sarah Huckabee is frightful".

She says the election is also about stopping what she described as the GOP's attacks on entitlement programs and the Affordable Care Act.

"Carlos Curbelo [of Florida], Mike Coffman [of Colorado] - too bad, Mike - Mia Love [of Utah]".

Some of the most heated moments were triggered by questions on whether the Democrats will use their election gains to push for more investigations against Trump, with the presumed goal of impeachment. By yanking his hard pass, the Trump team shifted the spotlight back to its treatment of the press and turned Acosta into a journalistic martyr.

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