- The Washington Times - Thursday, October 11, 2018

President Trump said Thursday “there’s always a chance” that Republicans will lose the House in the midterm elections.

Mr. Trump, who had been predicting a Republican “wave” in November, sounded less optimistic in an interview on Fox News’ “Fox & Friends.”

“I think we’ll be successful,” the president said. “If we’re not, if we lose the majority in the House, which is always a possibility, we will probably just have to fight it out, and it’s a shame. It would be a shame, because we’d be wasting a lot of time.”

Many polling analysts are forecasting that Democrats will pick up more than the 23 seats needed to win a majority in the House.

Confronting the prospect of a Democratic majority, Mr. Trump said, “we’ll just have to fight it out, because there are a lot of haters, and they’re just absolute haters.”

“Can we get along? Maybe. And there’s a possibility they want infrastructure, I want infrastructure, there’s something that can bring us together,” he said. “We have a lot of things where there is commonality. It’s possible that we’ll even get along. We have a lot of things like infrastructure that they want and I want.”

But the president noted that some Democrats are talking about impeaching Supreme Court Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh, who surmounted decades-old accusations of sexual assault to be confirmed last week.

“How do you impeach him? He’s like, this incredible person. That’s just terrible,” Mr. Trump said.

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