Trump Offers Dire Warning To House Democrats On Cooperation

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Saagar Enjeti White House Correspondent
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President Donald Trump offered a stark warning to House Democrats promising to endlessly investigate his administration, in a Wednesday press conference following the 2018 midterm elections. (RELATED: Here’s How Trump Candidates Did On Election Night)

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Trump warned Democrats that if they pursue their strategy of endlessly using the power of subpoena to investigate his administration, Senate Republicans and his administration will respond in kind.

Conversely, Trump said that if the Democrats do want to actually legislate while in power, he will work with them on matters of common interest.

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The president tweeted a similar message to this effect early morning Wednesday:

The president noted that he almost prefers having Democrats in power in the House of Representatives because if Republicans kept the chamber, they would then have been at the mercy of a few members who refused to comply with his agenda.

Under the new Democratic control of the House, Trump envisioned a scenario where House Democrats work with Senate Democrats to propose legislation and negotiate over a final package which may pass the divided Congress.

Trump said areas of mutual legislative interest he envisioned working with Democrats on were infrastructure and healthcare. The president also lauded House minority leader Nancy Pelosi’s call for bipartisanship as the Senate and House diverge in power.