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President Trump to speak to reporters following midterm elections

Posted at 10:51 AM, Nov 07, 2018

President Trump spoke to reporters Wednesday following Tuesday's Midterm Elections.

Trump's began with prepared remarks speaking about Republicans wins in the Senate, calling his party's performance "historic."

President Trump also made a point to call out Republicans who did not embrace his agenda and lost races, including Rep. Mia Love (R-Utah) who is currently losing to Democrat Ben McAdams.

"Mia Love gave me no love. And she lost. Sorry, Mia," Trump said.

President Trump also indicated he may make a change in his cabinet regarding Secretary of the Interior, Ryan Zinke. Zinke has been plagued by a number of scandals since he took office.

"We'll take a look," Trump said.

Trump was later asked if his Chief of Staff, Gen. John Kelly, would be leaving the administration.

"People leave," Trump said, while later indicating he hadn't heard of reports that Kelly would be leaving. Trump later claimed people were "lining up" to work in the White House.

Trump's presser follows a mixed midterm election, which saw his Republican party pick up additional seats in the Senate, but lose control of the House of Representatives.

Though Trump often speaks to pool reporters on the White House lawn and on the oval office, Wednesday's presser was just his third press conference since he took office in January 2017. His last presser took place in September as the Senate Judiciary Committee prepared to interview his Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, in the wake of sexual abuse allegations.

Trump's first press conference came just weeks after his inauguration in February of 2017.

Watch the press conference in the player above.