Quinny wrote:Martyn wrote: As Trump stated that the Midterms elections was a vote on himself.
Has the Americans now beginning to realise at last that they have made a mistake.Hopefully
Yes ... and no. Don't forget Obama lost out big time in the mid-terms (which are traditionally a protest vote) in his first term in office and still went on to win the next Presidential election, and also last night the Republicans increased their control in the Senate.
The Republicans losing control of the House was a blow for Trump, but last night wasn't catastrophic. If nothing else the Democrats controlling the House will put a check on Trump's ambitions and he'll have to start working with them. If he starts behaving more Presidential over the next two years then, unless the Democrats can find a real challenger to him (and if Mueller can't find anything to hang him on), there's a very real chance of Trump winning a second term in 2020.
I suspect Trump will win a second term unless something catastrophic happens. I realise most Senate seats contested were in Republican territory but I think the Dems will be quietly disappointed that they didn't make even bigger inroads in both houses.
Checks and balances, yes. But Trump will just use this to blame the Dems for blocking all the wonderful things he wants to do for America. Hard to see anything stopping him really.