President Trump declared the 2018 midterms a "tremendous success" on Tuesday night after his party was projected to hold the Senate but lose control of the House:
Tremendous success tonight. Thank you to all!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 7, 2018
The results in both chambers were expected, although Democrats faced several particularly bruising defeats around the country, including Beto O'Rourke's high-profile loss in the Texas Senate race and Andrew Gillum's defeat by a Trump ally in the Florida gubernatorial election.
Still, the loss of the House might not be considered a "tremendous success" by the White House for long. Democratic control of the chamber is widely expected to frustrate the president's legislative agenda, and the ranking member of the House Ways and Means Committee, Rep. Richard Neal (D-Mass.), reportedly plans to request Trump's long-concealed tax returns. Jeva Lange