Mid-term elections: Trump hails ‘Big Victory’ despite House losses

The president focuses on positives as Republicans lose control of the House but make Senate gains.

President Donald Trump has hailed a “Big Victory” in US mid-term elections which saw Democrats seize of the House of Representatives but Republicans consolidate their grip on the Senate.

The Democratic majority in the lower chamber will be in a position to block Mr Trump’s legislative programme.

But controlling the Senate ensures Mr Trump can still make key appointments.

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