With US midterms over, 2020 snaps into focus

President Donald Trump, at a defiant press conference on Wednesday, made it clear he would turn House oversight into a weapon against the Democrats.
President Donald Trump, at a defiant press conference on Wednesday, made it clear he would turn House oversight into a weapon against the Democrats.PHOTO: BLOOMBERG

Combative Trump determined to put Democrats on defensive as he gears up to win another term

President Donald Trump's campaign for re-election began, in effect, the day after the midterms. And it signalled turbulence ahead.

"The re-elect begins today," Mr Brian Walsh, president of the pro-Trump America First Action committee, told Politico. "It's all in and all on the line."

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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 'With midterms over, 2020 snaps into focus'. Print Edition | Subscribe