The murmur of a possible future candidacy for former President Donald Trump has been getting louder over the past few months but he may be considering a bid for something other than his former office as President of the United States.
Trump indicated he may be interested in a suggestion to go after Speaker of the House, a position currently held by radical left-wing California Democrat Nancy Pelosi.
In an interview with conservative radio talk show host Wayne Allyn Root on Friday, Root suggested that Trump not wait until 2024 to launch another bid for public office.
“Why not run in 2022 for the United States Congress? A House seat in Florida. Win big, lead us to a dramatic landslide victory,” Root suggested. “Then you become the Speaker of the House, lead the impeachment of [President] Biden and start criminal investigations against Biden. You’ll wipe him out for his last two years, and then you’ll be President,” he added.
“That’s so interesting,” Trump responded.
“Yeah, you know it’s very interesting,” Trump continued, indicating that others had floated the idea that he pursue a seat in the Senate. “But you know what, your idea might be better. It’s very interesting.”
Right-wing commentator Wayne Allyn Root urged Trump to run for a House seat, become Speaker of the House, and then launch criminal investigations into Biden and impeach him. Trump was intrigued: “It’s very interesting.” pic.twitter.com/5ECkSABDbi
— Right Wing Watch (@RightWingWatch) June 4, 2021
If Trump did decide to go after a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, he would have to decide what district to run in after the redistricting process is complete because the 2020 census led to Florida gaining one seat in the House. He would have to weigh his options carefully because some suggested that he currently lives in a “safe” Democratic district.
He lives a safe-democratic Congressional district
— Geoplanetary 🦑🧦🏳️🌈🏳️⚧️ (@geoplanetary) June 5, 2021
I actually live in his district (on the West Palm Beach side) . . . despite his Richie Rich neighborhood, as noted below, the district is solidly Democratic . . . besides, he’s too lazy to be Speaker . . . too much work . . .
— Garbageman (@garbageman01) June 5, 2021
In another statement, he reportedly indicated a possible future run for the White House. However, the two possibilities aren’t mutually exclusive. A bid for a House seat in 2022 certainly wouldn’t preclude him from running for president in 2024.
“Next time I’m in the White House there will be no more dinners, at his request, with Mark Zuckerberg and his wife. It will all be business!” Trump said in a statement released Friday.
Statement from former Pres. Trump:
“Next time I’m in the White House there will be no more dinners, at his request, with Mark Zuckerberg and his wife. It will be all business!” pic.twitter.com/2Y8rkFHxG0
— Alex Salvi (@alexsalvinews) June 4, 2021
As with everything Trump says, the responses were heavily divided and some suggested it might be a more difficult position than president. Many also suggested that he didn’t need to run for a seat in the House at all, which could possibly explain his recent interest in endorsing congressional candidates as his rallies are slated to start up again this summer.
He doesn’t need to be a member of the House to be Speaker (it’s never happened but no where in the Constitution does it say the Speaker is a member). The problem – if he thought being President was frustrating/restrictive, wait until he learns how the House works.
— Brendan Gleason (@Gleason_VA) June 5, 2021
He doesn’t have to be a House member to be Speaker. If Republicans take control of the House in 2022 they can elect Trump as Speaker.
Will they have the balls to do it?
— Sunny Jim (@sunnyjim4) June 5, 2021
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