President Donald Trump offered his congratulations and encouragement to the new Speaker of the House and congressional Republicans.
Rep. Mike Johnson, R-La., was confirmed as the 56th Speaker of the House Wednesday after a long three-week struggle of nominations and voting, per RSBN.
Now that Johnson has emerged victorious, President Trump offered his praise on Truth Social. He stated, “Congratulations to Rep. Mike Johnson. He will be a GREAT ‘SPEAKER.’”
In addition, he posted a statement to X, noting, “I’ve known him for a long time. He’s a tremendous leader.”
“He’s gonna make us all proud,” he added. He thanked all of his supporters and offered further support.
In an earlier post before the vote Wednesday morning, he supported congressional Republicans, stating, “Even the Fake News Media is impressed with what took place yesterday and, more importantly, with the Candidates themselves.”
He recognized the leadership of the other leading candidates and added, “I am not going to make an Endorsement in this race, because I COULD NEVER GO AGAINST ANY OF THESE FINE AND VERY TALENTED MEN, all of whom have supported me, in both mind and spirit, from the very beginning of our GREAT 2016 Victory.”