Donald Trump awoke to a new political reality this morning but returned to his favourite political weapon, twitter.
'Those that worked with me in this incredible Midterm Election, embracing certain policies and principles, did very well,' the President tweeted.
'Those that did not, say goodbye!
'Yesterday was such a very Big Win.'
The President has seized control of the Republican Party, the Democrats have seized control of the House of Representatives.
While results were still being tallied in close races, Mr Trump fired his Attorney-General Jeff Sessions.
The outgoing Attorney-General had long angered the President for recusing himself from the Russia investigation.
As the presidential purge plays out a divided nation now has a divided congress.
These midterm elections were notable for the number of people who voted and the number of women that were elected.
The Democrats will celebrate taking back the House and had impressive victories in a number of gubernatorial contests and congressional seats they wouldn't have dreamed of.
But the jewel in the crown never came.
The Republicans held onto the Florida senate seat and state house, Ted Cruz outlasted Beto O'Rourke and the Republicans have increased their lead in the Senate.
Donald Trump called the result 'very close to a complete victory'.
But if this is a victory, you'd hate to see defeat.
Instead the 2018 midterms showed America was deeply divided and no longer along tradition red and blue boundaries but instead divided by their view of the President.
Rural and working class districts turned out to support Donald Trump, emphasised by Republicans picking up Senate seats in Missouri, Indiana and North Dakota.
But in the cities and suburbs, particularly among women, the President is on the nose.
Now Mr Trump has to negotiate with a woman from a city (San Francisco no less) for every piece of legislation.
For the last few years the President has called Nancy Pelosi 'MS13 loving' and 'soft on crime', now he will likely have to call her the Speaker.
But those expecting a different tone from the White House will likely be left wanting.
Donald Trump has gained wealth, fame and his reputation as a confrontational, aggressive character, at 72 and that's unlikely to change now.