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Trump Jokes: Only Jesus Christ Could Be Speaker

By    |   Monday, 23 October 2023 10:56 PM EDT

Former President Donald Trump joked Monday about House Republicans' struggle to find a speaker candidate everyone can get behind, quipping that only Jesus Christ could find the support.

"That four threshold is very tough," Trump said about the margin needed to get a majority in the House. "It's a very tough thing, no matter who it is. There's only one person that can do it all the way. Do you know who that is? Jesus Christ."

"If Jesus came down and said, 'I want to be speaker,' he would do it. Other than that, I haven't seen, I haven't seen anybody that can guarantee it," he added.

Trump did not extend his support to any of the Republicans vying for the speakership during his short address to reporters in New Hampshire. He did, however, say that he talked to nearly all of them.

"Something's going to happen. It'll be positive. It'll end up working well. I'm staying above it. I have to, right now," the former president explained. "But I've spoken to just about all the candidates, quite a few of them, and they're terrific people."

Trump had previously backed former House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., to stay in his position before he was removed. Later, he endorsed Judiciary Committee Chair Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, for the role.

The eight House GOP candidates are Reps. Tom Emmer of Minnesota, Mike Johnson of Louisiana, Jack Bergman of Michigan, Byron Donalds of Florida, Kevin Hern of Oklahoma, Gary Palmer of Alabama, Austin Scott of Georgia, and Pete Sessions of Texas.

Rep. Dan Meuser of Pennsylvania had also been in the race but announced at a private candidate forum on Monday that he was withdrawing.

The House has been without a speaker for 20 days, with little hope for a quick resolution.

Luca Cacciatore

Luca Cacciatore, a Newsmax general assignment writer, is based in Arlington, Virginia, reporting on news and politics. 

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