Trump's new nightmare: Democrats to probe 'conflicts of interest'

Alicia Farmer
November 8, 2018

The day after Republicans expanded their control of the Senate while losing the House, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell warned Democrats against aggressively going after President Donald Trump. Wallace also suggested Ingraham was being hypocritical, saying that if she gives Republicans credit for keeping the Senate, she must also give the Democrats credit for flipping the House.

"Though we want to have a deal and find some infrastructure with Trump, so it is a very important question for the democrats and I'm not sure right now that they have all the answers to these key questions".

Leader of the House Nancy Pelosi pledged to hold the Republican presidency to account after Mr Trump's tumultuous two years in the White House. It wasn't clear what "leaks" he was referring to. The House was also getting its first two Muslim women, MA elected its first black congresswoman, and Tennessee got its first female senator. However, Republicans are hoping that this "over-emphasis on the Trump factor" can bring out the president's supporters and give them yet another surprise win, as in 2016 when Mr Trump beat Hillary Clinton.

A Republican governorship majority coupled with GOP victories in gubernatorial races in battleground states may also boost Trump in 2020, since governors hold veto power over redistricting measures.

As this was the region that was seen as one which gave Trump the presidency, the deep rejection of the GOP there has to be seen as a unsafe development for the president. And it seems highly unlikely any Republican will vote for the woman their party has demonized in thousands of campaign ads. Instead, the wave turned into bubble and foam when, instead of simply holding their one-seat Senate majority, as nearly universally predicted, the GOP exceeded expectations, adding three new seats by the time the dust settled Wednesday in the vote tallying. "They ignored the consultants who said they should cover up their tattoos and smile more, and they ignored the powerful men of the Republican Party who never took them seriously anyway". "It's about restoring the Constitution's checks and balances to the Trump administration".

McConnell eschewed further attempts to get him to respond to heated presidential rhetoric, refusing to call the migrant caravan - still hundreds of miles from the southern US border - a "crisis", as Trump did in high profile campaign rallies created to turn out the GOP base. But in Kentucky, one of the top Democratic recruits, retired Marine fighter pilot Amy McGrath, lost her bid to oust to three-term Rep Andy Barr.

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"And in New Jersey, I think he could have done well but didn't turn out too good".

One of Trump's most vocal defenders on immigration, Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, lost his bid for governor. A handful of others played outsized roles in their parties' midterm campaigns, though not as candidates, and were reluctant to telegraph their 2020 intentions before the 2018 fight was decided.

O'Rourke had told voters that Trump was wrong and described Texas as built from "immigrants, asylum seekers and refugees".

The president found partial success despite his current job approval, set at 40% by Gallup, the lowest at this point of any first-term president in the modern era.

Several ambitious Democrats easily won re-election, including presidential prospects Bernie Sanders of Vermont, Elizabeth Warren of MA and Kirsten Gillibrand of NY.

They argue that such favours to Trump include Chinese government trademarks for his companies, payments for hotel room stays and event-space rentals by representatives of Saudi Arabia and Kuwait, and proceeds from Chinese or Emirati-linked government purchases of office space in Trump Tower.

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