President Trump is pushing for big, "beautiful" bipartisanship in the wake of a Democratic takeover of the House.
In a Wednesday press conference, Trump declared Tuesday's election "a great victory" for Republicans who'd supported him, and suggested both parties were "in love" now that the election is over. This election could lead to a "beautiful bipartisan type of situation," Trump said, especially on infrastructure, health care, and prescription drug pricing. Still, Trump added that he's "better at" the "game" of bipartisanship than Democrats, so he said this "back and forth" relationship would "probably be very good for me politically."
The Trump administration's first mention of bipartisanship came Tuesday night, when Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Trump "would love to work with" Democrats on some legislation next year. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) also said she'd strive for "bipartisan conversations" in the new Congress, a sentiment Trump said he "respected" in Wednesday's press conference.
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It's a big change from Trump's rhetoric less than two weeks ago, when he suggested bombs sent to Democrats were a ploy to hurt Republicans in the midterms. He also rolled out an ad last week suggesting Democrats would let cop-killing immigrants into the country. Trump said Wednesday he doesn't "regret" any of these previous suggestions.
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