Mid-term elections 2018: Trump hails ‘tremendous success’ – BBC News

US President Donald Trump has hailed “tremendous success” in the mid-term elections after a night of mixed results for his Republican party.

Democrats won the House of Representatives, which will enable them to thwart the president’s agenda.

But Republicans consolidated their grip on the Senate, ensuring the president can still make key appointments.

Mr Trump said the outcome “defied history” as the ruling party does not usually gain seats in the mid-terms.

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At a news conference on Wednesday, Mr Trump offered an olive branch to Democrats, proposing both parties work together on joint legislative priorities.

House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi has promised her party will serve as a counterweight to the White House.

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