President TrumpDonald John TrumpColbert mocks Trump for ‘oranges’ gaffe Dem wins Trump district in swing-state Pennsylvania Trump says health care plan will be first vote after 2020 election MORE was reportedly unfazed after Democrats regained control of the House in the midterm elections, saying that if the GOP had held the lower chamber it would’ve been “impossible” to get anything done.
Trump’s comments about the new Congress are detailed in the the book, “The Hill To Die On,” as reported by The Washington Post. Trump told the authors in an interview that he was untroubled by the election because the various factions would’ve made it impossible to legislate.
“In Trump’s thinking, a Democratic House majority was welcome, even freeing,” the book’s authors, Jake Sherman and Anna Palmer, wrote, according to The Post.
Trump reportedly added, “Now, I just say, ‘Hey, folks, let’s go.'”
“‘Give me legislation. Let me see. And if we like it, we’ll work on it.’”
The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment from The Hill.
The Post notes that the book, which will be released on April 9, also includes details about how Trump was preparing to help Rep. Nancy PelosiNancy Patricia D’Alesandro PelosiTwo more women accuse Biden of inappropriate touching GOP, Dems balk at latest Trump foreign aid cuts Progressive House Dems meet with Pelosi staffer to push for tough drug pricing bill MORE (D-Calif.) bid for Speaker if she couldn’t get enough Democratic votes.
Seizing on opposition to Trump in 2018, Democrats won back control of the House and now hold a 235-199 advantage in the lower chamber.
Democrats have opened numerous investigations into the president since regaining power in the House. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold NadlerJerrold (Jerry) Lewis NadlerTrump dismisses ‘waste of time’ effort to compel release of full Mueller report Sarah Sanders calls Democrats ‘sore losers’ for seeking subpoena of Mueller report Trump: Dems ‘have become totally unhinged’ following Mueller report MORE (D-N.Y.) has opened a probe into abuses of power involving Trump. The House Oversight and Reform Committee, led by Rep. Elijah CummingsElijah Eugene CummingsHouse Oversight Committee serves subpoenas in security clearance, census probes The Congressional Black Caucus: America stands to lose a lot under TrumpCare House Oversight authorizes subpoenas on census citizenship question MORE (D-Md.), is also investigating the White House’s security clearance procedures and its efforts to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census.