And on Wednesday, he said she deserves to be House speaker.
Widely viewed as a referendum on Trump's presidency, Tuesday's results offered a split decision that revealed deep tensions in the American electorate - a rift that could easily widen during two years of divided control of Congress. Trump's aggressive campaign blitz, which paid off in some key victories, suggests he is likely to continue leaning into the fray.
"It is time for members of both parties to join together, put partisanship aside, and keep the American economic miracle going strong". They talked on election night about doing an infrastructure package and lowering health care costs, particularly around prescription drugs, priorities for both sides.
McConnell eschewed further attempts to get him to respond to heated presidential rhetoric, refusing to call the migrant caravan - still hundreds of miles from the southern USA border - a "crisis", as Trump did in high profile campaign rallies created to turn out the GOP base.
"The expectation is that we will behave as a real branch of government and not just a supplicant to Trump, which this current Congress has been for the last two years", said Representative Raúl Grijalva, Democrat of Arizona. "All you are going to do is end up in back and forth and back and forth". She said, "I'm the best person to go forward to unify, to negotiate".
In theory, the new Democratic majority would have the capacity to initiate impeachment proceedings against Trump should there be sufficient grounds in Robert Mueller's special counsel investigation.
"I feel just fine about it", he said.
"It should never have been started because there was no crime", he said.
It was "such a very Big Win", he tweeted, "and all under the pressure of a Nasty and Hostile Media!"
"It's a huge moment and victory for the president", Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters at the White House Tuesday night. He also said: "They're extremely complex".
"You are a rude, awful person", Trump told Acosta. Almost two-thirds said Trump was a reason for their vote.
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"That's such a racist question", said Trump, who has made accusations of unfair coverage from the media a staple on the campaign trail.
Still, Trump will also have to answer for a scorched earth campaign on immigration in the final days that might have helped tip the House to Democrats, even if he can argue that his magnetism among his followers' candidates, such as Rep. Ron DeSantis, who won the Florida gubernatorial race, according to a CNN projection, Marsha Blackburn who will capture the Tennessee Senate race and Mike Braun, who defeated the incumbent Democratic Sen.
"Democrats have the people; Republicans have the real estate", one pundit said of the results.
Joining Davids as one of the first Indigenous women elected to Congress was fellow Democrat Deb Haaland, a member of the Laguna Pueblo tribe who will represent New Mexico's first district.
While Trump retains broad power over national security and U.S. foreign policy, the midterm election result exposes him to congressional investigations that could reverberate beyond American borders.
"We'll fill in the gaps on the Russian Federation investigations", he said of the Mueller probe.
The election focus in America now turns to 2020, the year of the next presidential voted. In addition to confirming two conservative Supreme Court justices, the Senate has confirmed an unprecedented number of conservative judges to the lower courts during Trump's term, potentially reshaping America's judicial system for decades.
"These are things we can accomplish with the support and collaboration of our Republican colleagues", Libby said.
House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi promised that her party would serve as a counterweight to the White House.
Almost 40 per cent of voters cast their ballots to express opposition to the president, according to AP VoteCast, the national survey of the electorate, while one-in-four said they voted to express support for Trump. The Senate gains were the highest for a president's party in a first midterm election since at least under President Kennedy in 1962.