Trump Calls Nancy Pelosi To Congratulate Democrats On Victory

Saagar Enjeti | White House Correspondent

President Donald Trump called House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi to congratulate her party on seizing control of the lower chamber in the 2018 midterm elections, her office said in a late Tuesday statement.

WASHINGTON - MARCH 22: Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) (C) has a laugh during a news conference after the House passed health care reform legislation at the U.S. Capitol March 22, 2010 in Washington, DC. The House passed the Senate's version of the health care bill by a vote of 220-211 and without a single Republican vote. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON – MARCH 22: Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) (C) has a laugh during a news conference after the House passed health care reform legislation at the U.S. Capitol March 22, 2010 in Washington, DC. The House passed the Senate’s version of the health care bill by a vote of 220-211 and without a single Republican vote. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders originally cast doubt on whether he would call Pelosi noting that many within her own party may not even vote for her to become the next speaker of the house. Trump, however, expressed magnanimity in the call and noted Pelosi’s call for bipartisanship.

TOPSHOT - Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks during a rally at Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania on October 10, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / DOMINICK REUTER (Photo credit should read DOMINICK REUTER/AFP/Getty Images)

TOPSHOT – Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks during a rally at Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania on October 10, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / DOMINICK REUTER (Photo credit should read DOMINICK REUTER/AFP/Getty Images)

The president also tweeted earlier in the evening noting the results of the 2018 midterm elections so far saying he was heartened by the results despite the House loss.

Trump heavily invested himself in several races where Republicans have either flipped Democratic seats or held on to them with victories in Indiana, Tennessee, Texas, Missouri and North Dakota. Trump also scored gubernatorial victories in Florida and Ohio.

Trump is currently spending his election night with family and friends at the White House watching results.

Tags : midterm elections donald trump nancy pelosi
© Copyright 2010 - 2018 | The Daily Caller