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Election will embolden Trump on trade

Asia must accept that Democrat House win will not upset America First approach

| North America

In normal times, the U.S. president's loss of the House of Representatives in the midterm elections would force him to tack toward the middle, and try to find areas of compromise to allow the government to function despite divided control.

But Donald Trump has been anything but a normal president. Instead, Trump is more likely to double down on the strident nationalism that has brought him this far, inviting conflict in a bid to bolster his own re-election bid in 2020.

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