Why Trump may get even more combative on the foreign front

China, Iran and Mexico likely targets as US President reacts to domestic pressure from Democrats

The votes have now been counted in the first US national election of the Donald Trump era and, as expected, the Democrats have seized majority control of the House of Representatives, significantly shifting the political balance of power away from Mr Trump's party.

The President's Republican Party expanded its majority control of the United States Senate, but the Democrats now have real power for the first time in two years.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 09, 2018, with the headline 'Why Trump may get even more combative on the foreign front'. Print Edition | Subscribe