Crippled Trump

Crippled Trump

Editorial staff
Did he win or lose? This is the question that springs to mind the day after the 2018 midterm elections which saw the Democrats winning control of the House and the Republican party retain control of the Senate. The Democratic Party, for the next two years, will be required to put up tough opposition to the American President to avert his re-election in 2020. America may not have turned its back on Donald Trump, but the midterm elections show that the president's popularity is waning. A new phase now begins for Trump with a hostile branch of Congress. Not just for American policy and the economy: Iran, Russia, Europe, China, are all key issues. Analysis and background

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Midterm elections. Crippled Trump

America may not have turned its back on Donald Trump, but the midterm elections, which led to the Democrats winning control of the House and the Republicans retaining control of the Senate, show that the president's popularity is waning. A new phase now begins for Trump with a hostile branch of Congress. Not just for American policy and the economy: Iran, Russia, Europe, China, are all key issues. Analysis and background

The stakes in the US mid-term elections

Pre-election polls suggest that the Democrats are set to regain control of Congress. If they do, there could be significant consequences for Trump across multiple policy areas. In foreign policy, for instance, this would change America's relationship with Europe over tariffs on imports from the Old Continent and on the application of sanctions against E.U. banks and companies that do business with countries like Iran

USA, the blue hanging over the midterm

If the polls are to be believed, the November elections in the United States might signal a however partial recovery by the Democrats, both in Congress and in the 36 states whose governors are up for re-election. It is a perspective which may call a halt to the Republicans' overall energy policy