Opinion | The consequences of the US midterm elections
The ramifications of the Democratic Party winning the House of Representatives will extend beyond US borders
US President Donald Trump’s vision of a “beautiful bipartisan sort of situation" following the Democratic Party regaining control of the House of Representatives is unlikely to become reality. His presidency has been a rancorous one. Democrats smarting from two years of being locked out of power entirely in the executive and legislature are unlikely to do him any favours now. This will hamstring Trump’s agenda in many instances. In others, a Democrat-controlled House may find itself aligning with Trump in surprising ways, even if the bipartisanship is not quite as benign as he envisions. In both cases, the ramifications will extend beyond US borders.