This is a substantial loss for the Republicans, as they have so far lost 28 seats in the House to the Democrats.
The in-your-face presidency has heretofore rejected compromise with Democrats and verbally abused them and fostered legislation that stings them. Bill Nelson, D-Fla. will be the second Democrat to lose his Finance committee seat if he fails to overtake incumbent Gov. Rick Scott in a potential Florida Senate recount.
Democrats also achieved supermajorities in the Oregon House and Senate, the Delaware House, the Illinois House, and the Nevada Assembly.
When Acosta tried to follow up with another question, Mr Trump said, "That's enough" and a female White House aide unsuccessfully tried to grab the microphone from Acosta.
Two issues more than any others were on voters' minds. Twenty-five percent described health care and immigration as the most important issues in the election.
In the broader fight for control in the Trump era, the political and practical stakes on Tuesday were sky high.
President Donald Trump on Tuesday night lost control of the House of Representatives.
They will have authority to request Trump's tax returns and subpoena power to obtain documents, emails and testimony.
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.
Republicans will be aiming to take those back in two years.
He had some kind words for Pelosi, who with her party capturing the majority of seats Tuesday stands to become the next Speaker of the House. But being elected speaker in January requires a majority of House votes.
In Wisconsin and MI, they reversed eight years of GOP rule in the governor's mansion.
The courts exist to resolve disputes irrespective of the wishes of voters, to interpret the Constitution and the laws as they were written, and to protect the natural and constitutional rights of everyone in America from infringement by the Congress or the president or the states.
Trump said Wednesday that "if they give her a hard time, perhaps we will add some Republican votes".
Overall, 6 in 10 voters said the country was headed in the wrong direction, but roughly that same number described the national economy as excellent or good.
Voters delivered divided government to Washington, ousting the Republican majority in the House while reinforcing the GOP majority in the Senate.
Democratic Sens. Joe Manchin in West Virginia and Tammy Baldwin in Wisconsin won re-election.
"And Barbara Comstock was another one", he said. Democrats argue that the Republicans ignored many key facts and witnesses. Some 35 Senate seats were in play, as were nearly 40 governorships and the balance of power in virtually every state legislature.
Several ambitious Democrats easily won re-election, including presidential prospects Bernie Sanders of Vermont, Elizabeth Warren of MA and Kirsten Gillibrand of NY. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, Sherrod Brown of Ohio, Sen.
New York Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo - sometimes spoken of as a 2020 presidential contender - cruised to a third term.
The elections haven't all been called yet, but Trump likely lost around 30 House seats, making it a pretty strong showing. He and the first lady were to host an evening watch party for family and friends.
During the press conference he also asked Vice-President Mike Pence to be his running mate in the 2020 presidential race.
In his first reaction to a mixed night, Trump chose to celebrate Republican successes.
And the women elected this year are overwhelmingly Democratic.
Also striking was how numerous House races were decided by margins of five points or less.
The demographic divides were coloring the political landscape in different ways. That echoed a similar message from Trump, who on Twitter cautioned Democrats not to use their new House majority to launch investigations into his administration.
THE results of the 2018 midterm election ushered in one of the most diverse groups of politicians in American history, bringing in a wave of governors, senators and representatives who will break decades or even centuries-long barriers when they are sworn in.
Record diversity on the ballot may have helped drive turnout. The winners included Democrat Mikie Sherrill, a former Navy pilot and federal prosecutor who ran for a suburban Newark seat.