Tapper: If Trump thinks media is annoying, 'wait till he meets a Democratic House' with subpoena power

CNN's Jake Tapper said a Democratic-controlled House will "be a big problem for President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump mocks wind power: 'When the wind doesn't blow, just turn off the television' Pentagon investigator probing whether acting chief boosted former employer Boeing Trump blasts McCain, bemoans not getting 'thank you' for funeral MORE going forward" after the party seized the majority in the lower chamber in Tuesday's midterm elections.  

“This is a huge win for the Democrats,” CNN's Wolf Blitzer said after the network projected Democrats would control the House. “A huge setback for the president and for the Republicans.”


“It is,” Tapper concurred. “And this is going to be a big problem for President Trump going forward."

"If he thinks that the media is annoying, wait till he meets a Democratic House that has subpoena power and actually has the legal ability to force them to turn over documents," Tapper noted. "We’re going to look like nothing compared to that. He is going to find an opposition that he has never really encountered before."

Democrats had flipped 27 seats as of early Wednesday morning. The party needed 23 seats to gain a majority in the House for the first time since 2010.

Trump, however, said he was pleased with the results. In the final month of the campaign, he had campaigned heavily for GOP candidates in the Senate, where Republicans will maintain their majority and could pick up anywhere from 2 to 4 seats, depending how close races in Arizona and Montana turn out.

"Tremendous success tonight. Thank you to all!" Trump wrote on Twitter late Tuesday night.

Trump early Wednesday said he had received "so many congratulations" on "our big victory."