Washington Examiner columnist Byron York said Democrats may have won the House in Tuesday's midterm elections, but the much-discussed "blue wave" never materialized.

Although Republicans lost their majority in the House to Democrats, they were able to increase their margin in the Senate by several seats and win other key state and gubernatorial races.

On "America's Newsroom" Wednesday, York said the night "could have been a lot worse" for President Trump and Republicans.


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He noted that former President Obama lost a net 63 House seats in the 2010 midterm election and former President Bill Clinton lost 54 in the 1994 midterm election, but Trump only lost less than 30 seats.

He said there's no way to portray losing the House as a positive development, but Trump can say, to some degree, that the results of the midterms are "good news."

"All that talk about a 'blue wave,' all the talk about the American people rising up as one to repudiate Donald Trump, that just didn’t happen," York said.


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