Former President Barack Obama released a statement Wednesday congratulating Americans who participated in yesterday's midterm elections, adding that Democrats' success in taking the House could signal "a return to the values we expect in our public life."
The backdrop: Obama engaged in a sort of proxy war against President Trump in the midterms' final sprint, holding multiple rallies across multiple states in the campaign's final days. His closing message often focused on the foundation that his administration laid for Trump's: "Right now, Republicans are all: 'Look, the economy is so good.' Where do you think that started? When did that start?"