Trump Has ‘Zero Desire’ to Be House Speaker: Spokesman

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Former President Donald Trump doesn’t want to be nominated as House speaker, said a spokesperson in dispelling speculation about the possibility.

  • And on Monday, Trump was asked about the possibility of being nominated if Republicans retake the House during the 2022 midterms.
  • Former President Donald Trump doesn’t want to be nominated as House speaker, said a spokesperson in dispelling speculation about the possibility.
  • The former president “has zero desire to be Speaker,” Jason Miller, the former president’s outgoing spokesman, told Punchbowl News. The Epoch Times has contacted Miller for comment.
  • The Constitution doesn’t bar someone who is not a member of Congress from being elected as speaker of the House. However, in U.S. history, House speakers have always first been elected to the House.
  • The speculation about Trump becoming House speaker gained momentum when the former president was asked about the possibility during an interview with commentator Wayne Allyn Root.
  • “You know, it’s very interesting,” Trump said when asked about a congressional bid in early June.
  • And on Monday, Trump was asked about the possibility of being nominated if Republicans retake the House during the 2022 midterms.
  • “Well, I’ve heard the talk and it’s getting more and more,” the former commander-in-chief said in the interview. “But it’s not something that I would’ve considered but it is certainly—there’s a lot of talk about it. I have a good relationship with Kevin and hopefully we will do everything traditionally,” he said, referring to House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.).
  • Several days ago, a statement sent out by Trump’s office confirmed he will be holding his first post-presidential rally on June 26 in Ohio.

Source: theepochtimes.com

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