White House: Trump won't call Pelosi if Dems win House

The White House expressed optimism on Tuesday night as results began to roll in from House and Senate races that indicated a so-called blue wave for Democrats might not materialize. 
 
"It's been a good night for the president up until this point," President TrumpDonald John TrumpJulián Castro: It's time for House Democrats to 'do something' about Trump Warren: Congress is 'complicit' with Trump 'by failing to act' Sanders to join teachers, auto workers striking in Midwest MORE's top spokeswoman, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, told reporters at the White House. "Maybe you get a ripple but I certainly don't think there's a wave." 
 
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"I'm not sure why you would call Nancy Pelosi, considering a lot of members of her own party have said they wouldn't support her. If Democrats win tonight, I think we need to wait and see who their Speaker is." 
 
Democrats have flipped several key House seats that could help them take over the majority, but Republicans held a pivotal Tennessee Senate seat and defeated incumbent Democratic Sen. Joe DonnellyJoseph (Joe) Simon DonnellyLobbying world Trump nominees meet fiercest opposition from Warren, Sanders, Gillibrand GOP frets over nightmare scenario for Senate primaries MORE (Ind.), virtually closing off Democrats' path to taking the upper chamber. 
 
Sanders credited Trump for closing the deal for Indiana GOP Senate candidate Mike Braun and other candidates who embraced him during their campaigns. 
 
"So far, most of the races where the president has gone in, those candidates are doing extremely well," she said. 
 
She also cautioned Democrats against launching widespread investigations of Trump if they take control of the House, suggesting that would be a misreading of the political environment. 
 
"We have a president that’s willing to work across the aisle to get things done," she said earlier on Fox News. "We feel good about where we are in the Senate, but if Democrats take the House, they shouldn’t waste time investigating, they should focus on what the people put them there to do."
 
Trump is taking in the results at a watch party inside the White House with family members, major donors and supporters.