Could this actually be happening?
Former President Donald Trump has expressed his focus on a potential presidential run but hasn’t ruled out the possibility of becoming the GOP Speaker of the House. During a press interaction on Wednesday, he acknowledged the interest in him as a potential speaker, stating that he would prioritize the best interests of the country and the Republican Party.
According to Newsmax, Trump commented, “Many people have reached out to me about the speaker position. All I can say is that we will do what is best for the country and the Republican Party. We have some highly capable individuals within our party.”
He made it clear that while he hasn’t dismissed the idea, there are many inquiries about his willingness to take on the role. “A lot of people have asked me about it,” Trump continued. “However, my primary focus is on the presidential race. We are leading by a significant margin—although I understand some may not have seen that in the news.”
Although House rules allow for a nonmember to serve as Speaker, it has never been done before. Trump emphasized his commitment to assisting the GOP in any way possible with the current vacant position. “If I can contribute to their efforts in any way, I would consider it,” he stated. “But there are exceptional individuals within the Republican Party who could excel as Speaker.”
Notably, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene and other Trump supporters in the House have suggested Trump’s name for the role. “I have a great deal of respect for her,” Trump said, pointing out that multiple individuals have approached him about this idea.
In his concluding remarks, Trump underscored the importance of saving America and reiterated his primary focus on running for president. “I’ll do whatever it takes to help, but my absolute focus is on the presidency and, quite frankly, on restoring America’s greatness,” he remarked, reiterating his campaign themes and expressing concern about the nation’s current state.
“I’m running for president, and I’m ahead by a significant margin in the polls. Likewise, I’m leading against Biden by a substantial margin. If I weren’t, I wouldn’t be dealing with trials like this,” Trump concluded before heading into the courtroom.