Trump Shares Posts Pitching Himself as Speaker and Calling Kevin McCarthy a Traitor

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Former President Donald Trump shared a variety of social media posts pitching him to be speaker of the Home on Wednesday following Rep. Kevin McCarthy’s (R-CA) ouster, together with an article which referred to as McCarthy a “TRAITOR.”

In a single Reality Social submit, Trump shared an edited picture of himself holding the speaker’s gavel.

Hours later, Trump shared twoposts from Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) endorsing him to be speaker, in addition to a clip of former White Home Chief Strategist Steve Bannon expressing assist for the thought.

“Provided that Trump is basically the nominee, who higher to convey this get together collectively and to do it now?” mentioned Bannon within the clip from his present Conflict Room, which Trump shared.

Trump additionally promoted an article written by former Libertarian Celebration vice presidential nominee Wayne Root, which expressed assist for a Trump speakership and attacked McCarthy as a “TRAITOR.”

“I belief no Home Speaker to really assist Trump for President in 2024. Home Speaker Trump is the one one I belief to assist Presidential candidate Trump,” wrote Root within the article. “Good riddance to McCarthy. Don’t let the door hit you within the a–s on the way in which out. Get misplaced. You’re completed. Adios. Within the phrases of Trump, ‘YOU’RE FIRED!’”

Fox Information host Sean Hannityclaimed on Tuesday {that a} group of Home Republicans have been trying to draft Trump as speaker and that Trump was “open” to the thought.

A number of representatives have already expressed assist for a Trump speakership, together with Greene, Rep. Troy Nehls (R-TX), and even Home Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan (R-OH), who — regardless of being a frontrunner for the speakership himself — mentioned Trump would “be nice” within the position.

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