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 TrumpPelosi pulls State of the Union surprise on Trump IRS waiving penalty for some in first filing season under Trump's tax law How Pelosi is punishing some critics while rewarding others 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 HellerTrump’s shifting Cabinet to introduce new faces Trump's most memorable insults and nicknames of 2018 Progressive strategist says changing demographics will help Dems MORE (Nev.), Senate candidate John James (Mich.), Reps. Rod Blum (Iowa), Pete SessionsPeter Anderson SessionsTop 10 events of 2018 that shaped marijuana policy Washington braces for lengthy shutdown Lawmakers shrug off shutdown drama MORE (Texas), John FasoJohn James FasoTax law failed to save GOP majority New York New Members 2019 McCarthy defeats Jordan for minority leader in 159-to-43 vote MORE (N.Y.), Claudia Tenney (N.Y.), Dave Brat (Va.), Randy HultgrenRandall (Randy) Mark HultgrenLauren Underwood becomes youngest ever black woman to be sworn in to Congress Illinois New Members 2019 Republicans must learn from the election mistake on immigration MORE (Ill.) and Keith RothfusKeith James RothfusTrump's most memorable insults and nicknames of 2018 Pennsylvania New Members 2019 Pennsylvania Dem: Trump has proven he's 'interested in negotiating' MORE (Pa.), Gov. Scott Walker (Wis.) and others.