White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders called Tuesday’s election a “huge victory” for President Donald Trump — even though Republicans lost control of the U.S. House of Representatives.
Sanders appeared on NBC after the network projected that Republicans would retain control of the U.S. Senate but lose the House.
“I think [it is] a huge victory for the president tonight,” Sanders said, “with the announcement of the Senate looking like it’s going to stay with Republicans and pick up a couple seats. The president spent the last week campaigning heavily for Senate candidates and we’re seeing that pay off.”
NBC host Savannah Guthrie asked Sanders if she had spent time with the president and if he had reacted to the news that Republicans lost control of the House.
“I have and he’s happy,” Sanders insisted. “We had a great night particularly when it comes to the Senate, and still some solid wins in the House.”
“The president is going to fight for exactly what he’s laid out regardless of who is in control in the House,” she added. “We expect him to follow through and have another successful two years just like he has the previous two years.”
Watch the video below from NBC.
MSNBC’s Morning Joe laughs out loud at Fox News praise for Trump’s ‘superman’ energy: ‘He does one or two things a day, tops’
MSNBC's Joe Scarborough tried to unravel President Donald Trump's mysterious hospital visit over the weekend, which the White House insists was the beginning of his annual physical.
The "Morning Joe" host laughed out loud at a clip of White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham and Fox News host Jeanine Pirro praising the president's "superman" energy after the surprise hospital visit.
"Who was it, was it (Treasury Secretary Steve) Mnuchin who praised his perfect genes?" Scarborough said. "Was it Steve Mnuchin who said had he superhuman genes? And they said he would live to be 200 if he ate better?"
Qantas backs legal action against will.i.am over racism claim
Australia's Qantas on Monday rejected accusations of in-flight racism from US performer will.i.am, with the airline saying it would back legal action against the Black Eyed Peas frontman.
The multiple Grammy-winning artist had lashed out at a Qantas flight attendant and named her on Twitter after she called the police over an altercation during a flight from Brisbane to Sydney.
In his tweets, the star said the crew member had been "overly aggressive" and unnecessarily escalated the situation after he didn't hear an on-board safety briefing because he was wearing headphones.
Using the hashtag #RacistFlightAttendant, he said she was "beyond rude" and "took it to the next level by calling the police", five of whom were waiting for him when the 90-minute flight landed on Saturday.
Pope to Hiroshima on mission against ‘immoral’ nuclear weapons
Pope Francis, who years ago hoped to be a missionary in Japan, travels to the sites of the world's only atomic attacks this week seeking a ban on "immoral" nuclear weapons.
"Your country is well aware of the suffering caused by war," the Argentine pontiff, 82, said in a video message to the Japanese people on Monday.
"Together with you, I pray that the destructive power of nuclear weapons will never be unleashed again in human history. The use of nuclear weapons is immoral," said the head of the world's 1.3 billion Catholics.
Pope Francis flies to Asia on Tuesday, where he will first visit Thailand and then Japan, including the two cities destroyed by devastating US nuclear attacks during the Second World War.