Trump's take on midterms: ‘Epic' win in Senate, ‘better than other sitting Presidents’ in House

President TrumpDonald John TrumpFauci says his meetings with Trump have 'dramatically decreased' McEnany criticizes DC mayor for not imposing earlier curfew amid protests Stopping Israel's annexation is a US national security interest MORE took to Twitter to defend the Republican party's performance in the midterm election, saying that they had enjoyed an "epic victory" in the Senate, while saying he had done "better than other sitting Presidents" in the House.

"People are not being told that the Republican Party is on track to pick up two seats in the U.S. Senate, and epic victory: 53 to 47," he wrote.

"The Fake News Media only wants to speak of the House, where the Midterm results were better than other sitting Presidents."

The margin in the Senate is currently 51 to 47, with Florida and Mississippi yet to be decided.


Republican Gov. Rick Scott has a narrow lead of under 0.2 percentage point in the Florida race over Sen. Bill NelsonClarence (Bill) William NelsonNASA, SpaceX and the private-public partnership that caused the flight of the Crew Dragon Lobbying world The most expensive congressional races of the last decade MORE (D), leading to a manual recount that must be completed by Sunday.

Meanwhile, in Mississippi, Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith (R) will face off Democratc challenger Mike Espy (D) in a runoff on Nov. 27.

Most political observers expect the Republicans to pick up both seats, which would expand the GOP majority in the Senate to 53-47 from 51-49 before the midterms.

Democrats are projected to win up to 39 seats in the House, according to FiveThirtyEight.

By comparison, Democrats picked up 31 seats in 2006 under then President George W. Bush, while Republicans picked up 63 seats in 2010 under President Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaNASA, SpaceX and the private-public partnership that caused the flight of the Crew Dragon Obama officials owe the nation an apology for major abuse of power The battle of two Cubas MORE, the two most recent midterm elections where control of the House flipped between parties.