Thomas Lifson writes at American Thinker:
Prior to the election, there was speculation that President Trump wanted Republicans to lose the House in order to ensure his 2020 re-election by running against the crazy House Dems, led by Nancy Pelosi, whose verbal inartfulness is already legendary.
On the campaign trail, he warned his supporters about the dangers of a Pelosi speakership, but I am pretty sure he recognizes in her the possibilities for deal-making.
Support for that hypothesis comes from the congratulatory call he made to her last night, and from his tweet this morning endorsing her for Speaker. . . .
Lisfon says he looks "forward to the intra-party conflict ahead for the Democrats as the impeachment-crazed haters run up against the party establishment. . . . Trump knows that the aging establishment versus the new generation radical crazies (Alexandria Occasional-Cortez, for example) is a fault line that he can exploit."