Trump Photoshops Himself As House Speaker in Post After Receiving a Vote
Former President Donald Trump posted a joke photo portraying himself as Speaker of the House.
The former president took to Truth Social on Thursday evening to post a photoshopped photo of himself as the speaker during President Joe Biden’s State of the Union address.
Check out the photo below:
On Truth Social, Donald Trump posted a photo of President Biden’s State of the Union address with himself photoshopped in as the Speaker of the House. pic.twitter.com/114TkMvqA3
— News Bro (@Newzbro) January 6, 2023
Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) voted for Trump as House speaker on multiple ballots.
Gaetz has not held back his feelings toward McCarthy, questioning this week “how long” McCarthy will stay in the House speaker’s office “before he is considered a squatter.”
The Florida Republican is among several other Republicans who have opposed McCarthy’s effort to win the speaker’s race.
Trump expressed his support for McCarthy earlier this week in his bid for speaker, as IJR reported.
In a post on Truth Social on Wednesday, the former president wrote: “REPUBLICANS, DO NOT TURN A GREAT TRIUMPH INTO A GIANT [and] EMBARRASSING DEFEAT. IT’S TIME TO CELEBRATE, YOU DESERVE IT. Kevin McCarthy will do a good job, and maybe even a GREAT JOB – JUST WATCH!”
And later Wednesday, he also expressed his support for Rep. Byron Donalds (R-Fla.), but not as House speaker.
“He will have his day, and it will be a big one, but not now!” Trump wrote.
Donalds was nominated as House speaker this week. Additionally, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.) was nominated by Democrats.
Within three days, there have been 11 votes in the speaker’s race, as of Friday morning. Per Fox News, McCarthy “may finally have a viable path to becoming the next House speaker.”
Kevin McCarthy just gave a mini press conference in Statuary Hall after 11th ballot for speaker
'I think we'll get there,' he said when ask if it's possible to sway enough of 20 GOP dissenters
'It's not how you start, it's how you finish' pic.twitter.com/sNJraNoK5C
— Steven Nelson (@stevennelson10) January 6, 2023
Now having completed the 11th ballot and bound for a 12th, the House has finally adjourned.
Still no speaker. Back tomorrow at noon.
— Ursula Perano (@UrsulaPerano) January 6, 2023
Fox News reports “a written framework for rules in the 118th Congress was released on Thursday” and it “gives members of the House Freedom Caucus (HFC) who have been resisting McCarthy virtually everything they’ve been asking for.”
“He can only afford to lose four GOP votes, and if he wins the gavel, he will likely do so with the bare minimum 218 votes,” as the outlet also notes.
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