The Democrats' victories mark the first time in eight years that one party has gained control of the entire Legislature and the governorship, aided by the historic win of Janet Mills, who defeated Republican businessman Shawn Moody to become the first woman to be elected governor of Maine.
The Democrats also won some of the high-profile governor's race including Kansas, Illinois, Michigan and Minnesota.
The in-your-face presidency has heretofore rejected compromise with Democrats and verbally abused them and fostered legislation that stings them.
Trump also touted a booming US economy that continues to pump out jobs and raise average wages But his economic arguments were overshadowed by those appealing to nativist sentiments, such as a promise to end the right of anyone born in the States to citizenship. Still, she was within striking distance in a Lexington-area district Trump won by 15 percentage points in 2016.
"White House aides called on Democrats to work with Republicans in the next Congress". Political gridlock between the White House and Congress could hinder Trump's pro-business agenda and raise concerns about U.S. political instability, but investors may have already priced this in.
Previous presidents who have suffered mid-term setbacks have professed humility and said they learned valuable lessons. To simplify, crudely, there are those who put it down to culture, and others who hold it was, more importantly, about economics and class. Thirty-five of the 100 Senate seats went to polls.
On Tuesday, voters handed Democrats the House of Representatives - and may have also rendered a verdict on President Trump's signature tax cuts.
The White House has suspended the press pass of CNN's Jim Acosta after he and President Donald Trump had a heated confrontation during a news conference. By 1:30 a.m. Wednesday as the votes were still being counted, 92 had already been declared winners.
In Texas, Sen Ted Cruz staved off a tough challenge from Democrat Beto O'Rourke, whose record-smashing fundraising and celebrity have set off buzz he could be a credible 2020 White House contender. Among those expected were Trump's adult children, White House aides, Republican officials and presidential friends. He was active on Twitter throughout much of the day, blasting out endorsements for Republican candidates and weighing in on the balloting.
Democrats Rashida Tlaib in MI and Ilhan Omar in Minnesota both won their races for House seats, becoming the first Muslim women ever elected to Congress.
Taking credit for gains in the Senate while minimizing losses in the House, Trump said Republicans "defied history".
In the outgoing House, the Republicans had 235 seats while the Democrats 193.
Trump reiterated that Pelosi "deserves" the speakership, calling her a "capable person" who has "fought long and hard". Because we have a thing called the United States Senate.
Both sides agree, at least privately, that Republicans are strongly favored to keep control of the Senate, where the electoral map is highly favorable to them.
Senate passage at least would have allowed the GOP Congress to say it had fulfilled, however belatedly and imperfectly, a promise to America's voters that it had been mailing in every election since 2010.
"I feel just fine about it", he said.
The guest list included major donors Sheldon Adelson, Harold Hamm and Stephen Schwartzman, Cabinet members like Steven Mnuchin of Treasury and Kirstjen Nielsen of Homeland Security, evangelical leader Jerry Falwell, top aides like Conway, his wife, Melania and children Ivanka, Eric and Donald Trump Jr., Ivanka's husband, Jared Kushner, and Vice President Mike Pence. The Republican-controlled 115th Congress has only sent a small handful of noncontroversial drug pricing measures to President Trump for a signature. Many interpreted that as a tongue-in-cheek comment, but the president said that was not the case.
As for when Sanders will announce his decision on running for president, the senator said he wanted to give the American people some time to "take a deep breath" before plunging back into another election cycle.
Trump said in a wide-ranging news conference Wednesday that he doesn't want to release his taxes because they are under a "continuous audit".
He deployed more than 5,000 troops to the border and suggested he may triple that number.