President Donald Trump declared victory on the morning after the midterm election, even though his Republican Party saw mixed results that bring the most peril he has ever faced in his political career.
Democrats won back a House majority in Tuesday's elections, giving the party critical power to investigate the president and his Cabinet members, according to NBC News projections. At the same time, according to NBC, the GOP gained seats in the Senate, assuring split control of government and the necessity for at least some bipartisan cooperation.
In a tweet Wednesday morning, the president said he "received so many Congratulations from so many on our Big Victory last night, including from foreign nations (friends) that were waiting me out, and hoping, on Trade Deals." He added: "Now we can get back to work and get things done!"
It's unclear what countries he was referring to, but the Trump administration has tried to strike trade deals with China and the European Union. It was also not immediately apparent whether he was signaling a hope to work with Democrats, whom he falsely attacked as dangerous socialists in recent weeks ahead of the midterms.