On Monday, President Donald Trump told Scott Thuman of the Sinclair Broadcast Group that out of everything that has happened in his first two years in office, he regrets his tone. From WJLA:

Trump said if there was anything he would try and redo it would be to soften his tone.

“I would like to have a much softer tone. I feel to a certain extent I have no choice, but maybe I do,” Trump said. He attributed his tone during his first two years in office to wanting to get things done on his agenda, adding that he could have been softer in his delivery.

The president also stated that he had doubts about using a softer tone because he might have been “swamped” by his opposition.

He said after the midterm election his tone is something he will be working on and he hopes there will be more harmony between Republicans and Democrats.

Trump told Thuman he “would love to get along” with everyone and that “after the election a lot of things can happen.” But election season isn’t friendly: “But right now they are in their mode, and we are in our mode. And you know if you’re criticized you have to hit back, or you should.”

Thuman asked Trump if he and the GOP are willing to extend an olive branch after the elections:

“I hope so. It is certainly better for the country,” Trump remarked. “I hope that happens and we are certainly willing to do that. And think before anything else we have to get tomorrow over with.”

Trump expanded on his thoughts about the midterms and claimed he has seen “some good number out of the House” and described them as “surprising.”

As we have noted many times, the Democrats have thought for so long a blue wave would crash into DC after the midterms, but for the past few weeks, forecasters have quieted down on that prospects.

Trump defended his decision to send troops to the border to stop the migrant caravan headed through Mexico. He insisted that everyone has “to come into our country legally.”

The economy remains Trump’s priority and can you blame him? Unemployment is at a 49-year low at 3.7%, wages have gone up 3.1%, and the labor force has consistently added jobs every month.