Trump plans news conference Wednesday morning to discuss midterm results

Trump plans news conference Wednesday morning to discuss midterm results
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpAvenatti ‘still considering’ presidential run despite domestic violence arrest Mulvaney positioning himself to be Commerce Secretary: report Kasich: Wouldn’t want presidential run to ‘diminish my voice’ MORE will hold a news conference on Wednesday morning, when he will speak with reporters as the GOP deals with the fallout from the midterm elections.

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders announced in a tweet that Trump will appear at 11:30 a.m. in the East Room. The president added later that the news conference would focus on "our success in the midterms!"


Republicans lost control of the House in Tuesday's midterms, but appear poised to add to their majority in the Senate.

With 23 House races still not officially decided, Democrats have won 219 seats and Republicans have won 193, enough to secure a Democratic majority for the next two years.

In the Senate, Republicans hold a 51-47 lead over Democrats, with GOP candidates leading races that are too close to call in Montana and Arizona.

The White House has portrayed the results positively, with Trump calling them a "tremendous success" and "big victory."

Several Senate Republican candidates Trump boosted in the final days of the campaign emerged victorious, including Josh Hawley in Missouri and Mike Braun in Indiana.

However, dozens of Trump-backed GOP candidates lost House, Senate and gubernatorial races, including Sen. Dean HellerDean Arthur HellerCortez Masto named Dem Senate campaign chairwoman Nevada New Members 2019 Election Countdown: Lawsuits fly in Florida recount fight | Nelson pushes to extend deadline | Judge says Georgia county violated Civil Rights Act | Biden, Sanders lead 2020 Dem field in poll | Bloomberg to decide on 2020 by February MORE (Nev.), Senate candidate John James (Mich.), Reps. Rod Blum (Iowa), Pete SessionsPeter Anderson SessionsTexas New Members 2019 Congress is going to make marijuana moves McCarthy defeats Jordan for minority leader in 159-to-43 vote MORE (Texas), John FasoJohn James FasoNew York New Members 2019 McCarthy defeats Jordan for minority leader in 159-to-43 vote Defeated Republicans mocked by Trump fire back at president MORE (N.Y.), Claudia Tenney (N.Y.), Dave Brat (Va.), Randy HultgrenRandall (Randy) Mark HultgrenIllinois New Members 2019 Republicans must learn from the election mistake on immigration Newly elected Dems downplay midterms results as referendum on Trump MORE (Ill.) and Keith RothfusKeith James RothfusPennsylvania New Members 2019 Pennsylvania Dem: Trump has proven he's 'interested in negotiating' Trump rips pundits for not giving him ‘proper credit’ for ‘great’ midterm MORE (Pa.), Gov. Scott Walker (Wis.) and others.