President Trump issued a new statement on Truth Social Thursday morning about the possibility of him becoming House Speaker.

“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!” Trump said.

According to a POLITICO report, President Trump is considering a trip to the Capitol next week and possibly pitching himself as a House Speaker candidate.

The outlet said it spoke with a Republican familiar with “internal discussions.”

DEVELOPING: Donald Trump Considering DC Trip Next Week, Possibly Becoming House Speaker Candidate

“From colleague Brooke Singman. Trump expected to attend GOP mtg on Tuesday for closed candidate forum for House Speaker,” Fox News Senior Congressional Correspondent Chad Pergram said Thursday.

On Wednesday, Trump posted this picture on Truth Social:


Former President Donald Trump is considering a visit to the Capitol next week where he is open to pitching himself as a speaker candidate, according to a Republican familiar with internal discussions.

If it happens, Trump would come speak to the House GOP sometime before lawmakers’ internal speaker election, which is set to happen on Wednesday, that person said. A final decision hasn’t yet been made. The full GOP will meet Tuesday for an internal “candidate forum.”

It’s not clear if Trump — the frontrunner in the 2024 presidential primary — would actually run for speaker. Winning would require near-unanimity from the House GOP, a difficult hurdle for the controversial former president. One of his closest Hill allies, House Judiciary Chair Jim Jordan, is already in the race. (Jordan told NBC that he discussed his speakership bid with Trump this week.)

It remains a longshot idea: The House has never elected a speaker who wasn’t a member of Congress, though it is not technically a constitutional requirement. Trump could also run into problems with the GOP’s own conference rules, which state a member of GOP leadership is required to step aside “if indicted for a felony for which a sentence of two or more years imprisonment may be imposed.”

Still, the former president has openly flirted with the idea of becoming GOP speaker in the days since Kevin McCarthy’s fall. And several members, including Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga), have backed the idea.

Multiple congressional Republicans supported the idea of Donald Trump being House Speaker.

Rep. Troy E. Nehls (R-TX) said on X he nominates Donald Trump to be House Speaker.

Rep. Greg Steube (R-FL) also expressed support for Donald Trump as House Speaker.


Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) voiced her support for Trump as Speaker.

The only candidate for Speaker I am currently supporting is President Donald J. Trump.

He will end the war in Ukraine.

He will secure the border.

He will end the politically weaponized government.

He will make America energy independent again.

He will pass my bill to stop transgender surgeries on kids and keep men out of women’s sports.

He will support our military and police.

And so much more!

He has a proven 4 year record as President of the United States of America. H

e received a record number of Republican votes of any Republican Presidential candidate!

We can make him Speaker and then elect him President!


“I’ve been contacted by multiple Members of Congress willing to support and offer nomination speeches for Donald J. Trump to be Speaker of the House. Next week is going to be HUGE,” Nehls said Thursday.

The Hill reports:

Rep. Troy Nehls (R-Texas) said Wednesday at least four of his House GOP colleagues have committed to supporting his effort to make former President Trump the next Speaker of the House.

Nehls said he would nominate Trump late Tuesday, hours after Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) was ousted from the job by an alliance of Democrats and a small group of disgruntled GOP hard-liners.

He said he has the support of Reps. Anna Paulina Luna (R-Fla.), Greg Steube (R-Fla.), Ronny Jackson (R-Texas) and Barry Moore (R-Ala.).

Steube previously made his support public late Tuesday, and Luna’s office confirmed her support to The Hill, which has reached out to Jackson and Moore’s offices for comment.

There is no requirement that a Speaker be a member of the House, but Trump said Wednesday he would not take the top House job if offered.


“Lot of people have been calling me about Speaker, all I can say is we’ll do whatever is best for the country and for the Republican Party,” Trump told reporters at a Manhattan courthouse.

The former president will instead focus on his reelection campaign, he said.

“My focus is totally on that. If I can help them during the process, I’ll do it. But we have some great people in the Republican Party that could do a great job as Speaker,” Trump said.

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