Trump responds to question about rift between Speaker Johnson and Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene

by Lauren Bratton

President Trump and House Speaker Mike Johnson, R-La., took questions from the media on Friday after the pair gave brief remarks about the crisis at the southern border and election integrity.

The first question asked was, “Do you support Marjorie Taylor Greene’s motion to vacate, or do you stand behind Speaker Johnson?”

Trump responded, stating, “We’re getting along very well with the Speaker, and I get along very well with Marjorie,” noting the “complicated process” leading up to Johnson’s election.

He continued, stating, “It’s not an easy situation for any speaker. I think he’s doing a very good job, he’s doing about as good as you’re going to do, and I’m sure that Marjorie understands that, and she’s a very good friend of mine and I know she has a lot of respect for the speaker.”

Rep. Greene filed a “motion to vacate” back in March but stopped short of forcing a vote for Johnson’s ouster. Following his tie-breaking vote on Friday that defeated an amendment to the FISA reauthorization that would have required a warrant to spy on American citizens, Greene asked, “What is the difference between Speaker Johnson and Speaker Nancy Pelosi?”

Later in the press conference, President Trump said that he “was not a big fan of FISA,” reminding reporters, “they spied on my campaign.”

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