There is a brutal realism about Mr Trump's approach.
But the outstanding elections will determine if Trump's claim is ultimately correct. China says it handles all trademark applications equally, but House committees could probe whether Beijing can exploit the Trump family's substantial intellectual property holdings in China to its political or diplomatic advantage.
"CNN should be ashamed of itself, having you working for them", Trump told CNN correspondent Jim Acosta, who wrestled with a White House staffer who forcibly pulled the microphone from his hands.
Libby said Democrats already were beginning to start conversations about how they would make good on their promises. "His numbers went up and ours went down, and we under-performed in the next election". Of the 13 Republicans that said "nay" on Trump's tax cuts, just six will return. The way Democrats won, and the Republicans lost, should worry President Donald Trump for it suggests he is going to have a hard time getting re-elected in 2020. Last month, a New York Times investigation into just a handful of Trump's tax returns from the 90s revealed a complicated scheme of "outright fraud" to evade paying taxes on his father's estate.
Democrats could derail Trump's legislative agenda for the next two years should they win control of the House. Trump as usual summed up the ridiculous Republican pretzel logic by saying "the Democrat plan would obliterate ObamaCare" at a rally this week.
Democrats' third-most priority, by 40 percent of respondents, was the environment. "They don't see politics as the arena in which they want to serve their community, and this did flip for us certainly after that election".
So far, the administration has ignored their questions. He cited "questionable things" done by Democrats, including "leaks of classified information".
The top Democrat on the House Intelligence panel, Adam Schiff of California, has pushed for answers on the administration's response to the killing of USA -based journalist Jamal Khashoggi by Saudi operatives in Turkey.
"Under (a Mills) administration we will see this dysfunction go away and a true rebuilding of the executive branch and their ability to function in concert with the Legislature", Gideon said.
"We'd like to work together so our legislation will be bipartisan", she said.
Next year they will have far more power in USA politics, and the Republicans far less.
In the suburbs outside the nation's capital, Virginia Rep. Barbara Comstock - among the most endangered GOP incumbents, branded Barbara "Trumpstock" by Democrats - lost to Jennifer Wexton, a prosecutor and state legislator. If every race's current leader ends up winning that would give Democrats a net gain of 35 seats, a huge number of pickups and numbers that are in line with what TPM and other prognosticators predicted before election night. "He is retired. I'd like to call it another word but we're going to treat him with great respect". They come from a wide variety of backgrounds - from military veterans to teachers - and many had never run for office before. But she has included among her pursuits the administration's financial deregulation efforts, housing issues, and financial ties between Trump and his family with Deutsche Bank AG and Russian Federation. He also holds right-leaning views on gun control and abortion, which helped in a solid-red state. Much of what his panel does could depend on the timing and content of Mueller's report. She wouldn't answer a question about whether Democrats will seek Trump's tax filings, but said committee requests for documents and hearings won't be "scattershot".
Progressive Democratic candidates in more competitive districts - like Dana Balter in New York's 24th district, Randy Bryce in Wisconsin's 1st district, and Kara Eastman in Nebraska's 2nd district - all lost to Republicans on Tuesday. The members aren't allowed to release them publicly, though.
What difference will the new Congress make?The chair of any committee - always a member of the majority party - has wide latitude to pursue investigations, issue subpoenas, and compel testimony.
The Arizona Senate race is too close to call and Democrats won all the important races in Colorado, New Mexico and Nevada.
In addition, Lamb has resisted endorsing House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., for speaker of the House. Marsha Blackburn, who was elected Tuesday to replace Corker, made Trump's endorsement a centerpiece of her campaign-a fitting analogy for the transformation of the GOP on the national stage.