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Trump touts success at post-election press conference

Donald Trump and Jamaican based US attorney and Democratic supporter Marlon Hill
 
US President Donald Trump addressed his post-election press conference touting his party's success and his hand in Tuesday night's Republican victories in the mid-term elections. 
 
Democrats captured the House of Representatives while Republicans solidified their Senate majority.
 
Referencing his multitude of rallies ahead of Tuesday's contests, Mr. Trump boasted that of the 11 candidates the party campaigned with during the last week, nine won on Tuesday night.
 
He also warned Democrats about the consequences of spending their time investigating his administration.
 
Mr. Trump cautioned that if Democrats make that decision, he will have the Senate investigate them.
 
Democrats captured the House of Representatives and are set to exert a major institutional check on President Trump, while breaking the Republican monopoly on power and ushering in a younger, more female as well as more racially diverse political generation.
 
However, the Republicans solidified their Senate majority.
 
The opposite trends in the House and the Senate underscored a political and cultural gulf among diverse and affluent liberals living in big cities and their suburbs and the mostly, white, working class and rural conservative bloc of voters for whom Mr. Trump remains an iconic figure.
 
In the meantime, Jamaican based US attorney and Democratic supporter Marlon Hill expressed disappointment with the voter turn-out in Florida where there is a relatively large Jamaican base.
 
He says efforts were made to get the over 60,000 Jamaicans to participate, however the support was poor.
 
Democrat Andrew Gillum lost the Florida governor's race to Republican opponent Ron DeSantis, by about a one per cent margin with 99 per cent of the votes counted. 
 
However, a number of Caribbean-born Democratic candidates in New York romped to victory Tuesday night with overwhelming majorities in the midterm elections in the United States.
 
It was an unusually very high voter-turnout that observers say illustrates strong opposition to President Donald Trump.
 
Based on the New York State Board of Elections results, popular Jamaican-American Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke, won by a landslide, garnering 87 per cent of the votes, to her Republican Haitian-born challenger Lutch Gayot.


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