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Trump jokes, denies, and threatens as he faces a newly elected Congress.


On Wednesday morning, President Donald Trump started tweeting out his reactions to news that Democrats had won a majority in the House of Representatives. The tweets displayed a striking range of responses, taking readers on an emotional rollercoaster.

At times, Trump seemed to be in denial, arguing that the electoral setbacks of the night were victories:

But the prospect of Democrats using their newly gained subpoena powers caused the president to lash out in harsher, more threatening, terms:

Almost immediately after, Trump took a more jovial approach, trying to needle Nancy Pelosi, set to be the next Speaker of the House, by suggesting she doesn’t have the full support of Democrats and might need Republican help: