But, at least for as long as it took to type a tweet, the president struck a different tone on Wednesday, writing: "Now we can all get back to work and get things done!"
A senior Russian lawmaker, Konstantin Kosachev, says a Democratic majority in the House means Trump will face "unpleasant challenges".
"If the Democrats think they are going to waste taxpayer money investigating us at the House level, then we will likewise be forced to consider investigating them for all of the leaks of classified information, and much else, at the Senate level".
President Donald Trump took to Twitter the morning after the midterms to congratulate Republican winners, to bid adieu to Republican losers who didn't embrace him and to say that now he has a clear path toward "foreign nations (friends) that were waiting me out, and hoping, on Trade Deals".
Still, he celebrated GOP success in expanding the party's majority in the Senate and seemed to blame losing candidates for distancing themselves from him and his unorthodox methods.
The Democratic gains were fueled by women, young and Hispanic voters, a Reuters/Ipsos Election Day poll found. Fifty-five percent of women said they backed a Democrat for the House this year, compared to 49 percent in the 2014 midterm congressional election.More news: SSE and NPower merger to be delayed into 2019
Trump on Monday admitted the GOP could lose control of the House. "Yesterday was such a very Big Win, and all under the pressure of a Nasty and Hostile Media!"
Trump dissected the elections in a combative White House news conference that stretched to almost 90 minutes as he put a defiantly glossy sheen on the mixed midterm results and stressed his party's victories in the Senate. Her opponent, Brian Kemp, was ahead in a very close race early on Wednesday and Abrams said she would not concede until all the votes were counted.
"When Democrats win, and we will win tonight, we will have a Congress that is open, transparent and accountable to the American people", Nancy Pelosi, who is expected to the reclaim the speakership, said on Tuesday night. Wallace also suggested Ingraham was being hypocritical, saying that if she gives Republicans credit for keeping the Senate, she must also give the Democrats credit for flipping the House. "She has earned this great honor!"
A strong showing from Democrats winning governorships in key states like Wisconsin and MI will allow them to reshape congressional and state legislative districts.
Democrats could make life hard for Trump by launching another congressional investigation into allegations of Russian interference on his behalf in the 2016 election.
The president spent the final days and weeks of the midterm cycle mostly campaigning for GOP Senate and gubernatorial candidates in battleground states.
Democratic candidates also triumphed in Illinois, Maine, New Mexico and Nevada, where Republicans had held the governorships. Andrew Gillum lost to Republican DeSantis in his quest to become Florida's first black governor. Over the last 21 midterms, the president's party has lost about 30 seats in the House and four in the Senate.More news: Sears Closing 40 More Stores Early Next Year
They will seize every opportunity to probe, investigate and question the president's Cabinet and White House team.
Trump's show of support for Pelosi is not entirely out of character.
As with the House and Senate, the overall national raw vote for governor favored the Democrats as a party.
A record number of women ran for office this election, many of them Democrats. Did you watch the election closely or were you not that bothered about it?
An Associated Press exit poll of more than 115,000 voters found that 26% named healthcare as the most important issue facing the country. But the president received negative marks from voters on temperament and trustworthiness.
Almost 40 percent of voters cast their ballots to express opposition to the president, according to VoteCast, while one-in-four said they voted to express support for Trump.
Trump's scorched-earth campaigning came to define the 2018 campaign. All three of these senators voted against the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, prompting criticism from Republican voters in their respective states.More news: Rays, Mariners Finalizing Trade Centered Around Mike Zunino
Returning to his immigration-heavy 2016 playbook, Trump went on to unleash his full fury on a caravan of migrants slowly making their way to the southern border.