US midterm elections 2018: Trump admits Republicans could LOSE control of House

DONALD Trump has admitted the possibility of Republicans losing control of the House of
Representatives just days before voters go to the polls in the US midterm elections.

Speaking at a rally in West Virginia last night, the president told the audience that Democrats could gain control of the House but denied he was particularly concerned about it.

One reason why the opposition could win the 23 extra seats needed for a majority, according to Trump, is because he has been unable to campaign in every district.

“It could happen. Could happen,” he said.

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“You know what I say? ‘Don’t worry about it, I’ll just figure it out.’”

He added: “I’m not saying they (Democrats) don’t squeak it by. Maybe because they got a lot of races, and I can’t go everywhere. Can’t go everywhere.”

All 435 House seats are up for grabs every two years and if the Democrats secure a majority it will enable them to start committee investigations into the president and even launch impeachment proceedings.

Next Tuesday is set to be one of the most closely-watched midterm elections in recent history and will be seen as a test of public opinion on Trump’s performance during the first half of his term.

Trump’s main concern is for Senate Republicans to maintain control of their two-seat majority, which, polls show, is likely happen even if the Democrats reclaim the House.

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