The loss of the House is a serious blow to Trump who must now brace for the novel experience of oversight from Capitol Hill with Democratic committee chairmen promising constraints on his power that the GOP never attempted.
In another Tweet Wednesday morning, Trump issued a threat to Democrats, saying if they "think they are going to waste Taxpayer Money investigating us at the House level, then we likewise will be forced to consider investigating them for all the leaks of Classified Information, and much else, at the Senate level".
The exchanges quickly turned combative as the president clashed with reporters who refused to take turns asking questions, admonished one journalist for being "rude" and batted away what he called insults.
He had some kind words for Pelosi, who with her party capturing the majority of seats Tuesday stands to become the next Speaker of the House.
Republicans improved their majority in the Senate by winning two extra seats. Democrats also won in Indiana, Missouri and North Dakota: states Trump won by large margins in 2016.
Alaska was one of the more intriguing elections of the year after the independent incumbent bowed out and backed Democrat Mark Begich over Republican Mike Dunleavy. Buoyed by the president's xenophobic attacks on migrant "invaders", Republicans held on to some House seats in districts thought to be vulnerable, and they strengthened their Senate majority.
It could have been a much bigger night for Democrats, who suffered stinging losses in OH and in Florida, where Trump-backed Republican Ron DeSantis ended Democrat Andrew Gillum's bid to become the state's first African-American governor.
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"Two can play that game!" That doesn't mean I think race and immigration weren't a major part of Trump's election pitch.
Ohio Democratic Rep. Tim Ryan, who won another term representing a district that Hillary Clinton won in 2016, called it a "really bad election night" for his party. "Sorry about that, Mia", he said. Dems are on track to gain 11 House seats in these states including California, a state where the GOP didn't even have a Senate candidate on the statewide ballot this year. "There are a lot of great things that we can do together".
"I speak to Democrats all the time".
But Trump sought to get lawmakers to work across the aisle to ensure that the country's jobs growth and economic boom continued.
Trump has warned Democrats that he could fire back if they pursue such a tactic, as the Senate could start investigations of Democrats.
"Yeah, I can't imagine that that won't be on the agenda", McConnell said at a news conference Wednesday.
Also among them are the first two Native American women elected to the House - Democrats Sharice Davids of Kansas and Deb Haaland of New Mexico - and the first two Muslim-American women, Rhasida Tlaib of MI and Minnesota's Ilhan Oman. And in an interview with CNN colleague Anderson Cooper afterward, Mr. Acosta accused the White House of trying to intimidate the rest of the press corps.
"Peter Roskam didn't want the embrace", Trump said. "My hope is that Trump is smart enough to understand that".
"That's a racist question", he said, noting his relatively high approval rating among blacks.
"This isn't just the year of the woman, this is the year of every woman", said Cecile Richards, who served as the president of Planned Parenthood for more than a decade, noting the groundbreaking diversity among the women who have run for office this year. "They ignored the party bosses who said they should wait their turn".