Despite adamant support from the GOP, President Trump says he has no desire to become speaker of the House.
Over the last year, a political gambit has been floated as a way for Trump to spearhead an impeachment campaign against President Joe Biden, with Florida GOP Rep. Matt Gaetz proposing it at this weekend’s rally in Georgia. When asked about it in his new interview, however, Trump said he had other ideas in mind.
“No, I don’t think it’s something I want to do. Many people bring it up to me. It’s come up a lot of times. No, it’s not something I’m interested in doing. We’ll be doing another thing.” He said this while speaking with Just the News’ John Solomon and Real America’s Amanda Head at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida.
To be sure, each speaker to date has been an elected House representative, although this is not a requirement.
At the gathering, Gaetz proposed that Trump become the speaker. “Allow us to sack Nancy Pelosi, regain control of the chamber, and impeach Joe Biden, and I’ll nominate Donald J. Trump for speaker of the United States House of Representatives!” said Gaetz.
Before departing, Trump shook Gaetz’s hand and said, “That was fascinating.”
Before making a significantly bigger move, Steve Bannon urged Trump to become speaker. The former White House chief strategist discussed the unusual scenario during an episode of his War Room podcast in August, while slamming Biden for his actions regarding Afghanistan.
“After [Republicans] have a sweeping victory in November ’22, at the very least for 100 days, Donald Trump should be elected speaker. Take Nancy Pelosi’s gavel and bring him in for impeachment. In 100 days, punch out and run for president of the United States in 2024,” he continued.
Trump has been tight-lipped about his intentions for 2024, devoting more of his time to urging people to support pro-Trump candidates for the 2022 election. However, a new poll reveals that he would beat former Joe Biden as well as Kamala Harris if they faced off today.