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 TrumpPompeo changes staff for Russia meeting after concerns raised about top negotiator's ties: report House unravels with rise of 'Les Enfants Terrible' Ben Carson: Trump is not a racist and his comments were not racist 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!"

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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 HellerThis week: Barr back in hot seat over Mueller report Trump suggests Heller lost reelection bid because he was 'hostile' during 2016 presidential campaign Trump picks ex-oil lobbyist David Bernhardt for Interior secretary MORE (Nev.), Senate candidate John James (Mich.), Reps. Rod Blum (Iowa), Pete SessionsPeter Anderson SessionsHillicon Valley — Presented by CTIA and America's wireless industry — Lawmaker sees political payback in fight over 'deepfakes' measure | Tech giants to testify at hearing on 'censorship' claims | Google pulls the plug on AI council Lawmaker alleges political payback in failed 'deepfakes' measure As Russia collusion fades, Ukrainian plot to help Clinton emerges MORE (Texas), John FasoJohn James FasoThe 31 Trump districts that will determine the next House majority GOP House super PAC targets two freshman Dems with new ads Tax law failed to save GOP majority MORE (N.Y.), Claudia Tenney (N.Y.), Dave Brat (Va.), Randy HultgrenRandall (Randy) Mark HultgrenRepublican challenging freshman Dem rep says he raised 0,000 in 6 days Illinois Dems offer bill to raise SALT deduction cap The 31 Trump districts that will determine the next House majority MORE (Ill.) and Keith RothfusKeith James RothfusThe 31 Trump districts that will determine the next House majority Trump's most memorable insults and nicknames of 2018 Pennsylvania New Members 2019 MORE (Pa.), Gov. Scott Walker (Wis.) and others.