‘Whatever is necessary’: Trump hints he may be open to temporarily being Speaker of the House

2ADY66W Washington, USA. 05th Dec, 2019.President Donald Trump speaks during a luncheon with the Permanent Representatives of the United Nations Security Council in the Cabinet Room of the White House on December 5, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Oliver Contreras/SIPA USA) Credit: Sipa USA/Alamy Live News

Photo: Alamy

President Donald Trump reiterated his strong support for the House of Representatives’ selection process for a new Speaker of the House on Thursday, hinting that he may be open to filling the seat himself “short term.”

On Truth Social, the president pointed out that although he is running for president, he is willing to do what it takes to ensure a short term speaker selection “until the final selection of a GREAT REPUBLICAN SPEAKER is made…”

Trump explained, “I am running for President, have a 62 Point lead over Republicans, and am up on Crooked Joe Biden, despite the Democrat Party’s massive Law-fare, Weaponization, and Election Interference efforts, by 4 to 11 Points, but will do whatever is necessary to help with the Speaker of the House selection process, short term, until the final selection of a GREAT REPUBLICAN SPEAKER is made – A Speaker who will help a new, but highly experienced President, ME, MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!”

President Trump shared this image on Truth Social this week

The president’s comments expand on remarks he gave in New York on Wednesday, where he confirmed to reporters that he had heard that some Republicans were floating his name for Speaker of the House in the wake of Rep. Kevin McCarthy’s ousting from the position.

He stated, “All I can say is we will do whatever is best for the country and the Republican Party. We have some great, great people. A lot of people have asked me about it.”

Per RSBN, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., and Rep. Troy Nehls, R-Texas, have both strongly suggested electing President Trump to the position of House Speaker. Via House rules, someone can be elected to fill the role of the speakership without being a member of the House of Representatives. The Constitution Center notes that this has never happened before.

However, until Tuesday, no Speaker of the House until Rep. McCarthy had ever been removed from their position in American history, marking an unprecedented event for Congress.

Currently, Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, and Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La., have entered the race for the speakership.

Related posts

President Trump announces new swing state RALLY amidst lawfare

Trump speaks out in New York, SLAMS judge for possibly depriving him of watching Barron graduate, attending his Supreme Court case next week

Media speculates arguments Trump could use to win hush-money case