Washington: Donald Trump boasts about winning, but after Democrats seized the House of Representatives, the reality show-host-turned-president is finding out how it feels to be one of the "losers" he usually mocks.
And has he responded with humility? Did the former billionaire real estate dealer and ringmaster at "The Apprentice" appear downcast?
Trump was triumphant.
He tweeted that the midterm elections -- in which Democrats defeated his Republicans to control the lower house of Congress for the first time in eight years -- were "a tremendous success."
His eye-popping enthusiasm after losing half of Congress on Tuesday is not as unrealistic as it might appear: his Republicans have retained and even expanded their Senate majority, while fighting with the House may yet be to his advantage when it comes to his own reelection in two years.
The tweet, ending with a cheerful "Thank you to all!" was pure Trump.
He's a president who since his shock 2016 election win against heavy favorite Hillary Clinton has repeatedly torn up the expected script to write his own.