President Trump has called Nancy Pelosi to congratulate her on the Democrat victory in the House, but celebrated the Senate gains for the GOP. The Daily Caller reports:
President Donald Trump called House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi to congratulate her party on seizing control of the lower chamber in the 2018 midterm elections, her office said in a late Tuesday statement.
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders originally cast doubt on whether he would call Pelosi noting that many within her own party may not even vote for her to become the next speaker of the house. Trump, however, expressed magnanimity in the call and noted Pelosi’s call for bipartisanship.
The president also tweeted earlier in the evening noting the results of the 2018 midterm elections so far saying he was heartened by the results despite the House loss.
While the Midterms are a loss for the GOP, the Senate being solidly behind Trump will now enable more judicial and executive nominations.