But for Democrats, it has reinforced the strength of the party.
The midterm results have also set a path for President Biden, should he choose to run for re-election in 2024.
Cracking jokes about the GOP, like the one on Monday morning, may be a sign the President is feeling confident about the future of the Democratic Party.
In recent months, the President has become more comfortable speaking out against far-right Republicans. Earlier this year he gave a speech condemning those associated with Donald Trump sparking the "dark Brandon" meme.
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