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Trump Eviscerates Emmer in Scathing Post

By    |   Tuesday, 24 October 2023 03:36 PM EDT

Former President Donald Trump eviscerated Rep. Tom Emmer, R-Minn., the House Majority Whip who is seeking the speakership, in a scathing Truth Social post Tuesday afternoon.

“I have many wonderful friends wanting to be Speaker of the House, and some are truly great Warriors,” Trump wrote. “RINO Tom Emmer, who I do not know well, is not one of them. He never respected the Power of a Trump Endorsement, or the breadth and scope of MAGA — MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN! He fought me all the way, and actually spent more time defending Ilhan Omar, than he did me — He is totally out-of-touch with Republican Voters.

“I believe he has now learned his lesson because he is saying that he is Pro-Trump all the way, but who can ever be sure? Has he only changed because that’s what it takes to win? The Republican Party cannot take that chance, because that’s not where the America First Voters are. Voting for a Globalist RINO like Tom Emmer would be a tragic mistake!”

Trump’s post came shortly after House Republicans picked Emmer as their nominee for speaker, as they again attempt to fill the chamber’s top leadership position and get back to the business of governing.

The House has been paralyzed for three weeks since Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., was ousted from the speakership in a historic motion to vacate vote sparked by eight conservative Republicans, with help from Democrats.

Bids by Reps. Steve Scalise, R-La., and Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, were unsuccessful in garnering the necessary Republican support to gain the gavel.

Emmer emerged as the top vote-getter in private balloting Tuesday from a list of less well-known congressmen all vying for the speaker’s chair.

Although he won a simple majority of his colleagues in the closed-door vote, Emmer will need to marshal the support of nearly all 222 Republicans to clear when a vote on the House floor commences.

Nicole Wells

Nicole Wells, a Newsmax general assignment reporter covers news, politics, and culture. She is a National Newspaper Association award-winning journalist.

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Former President Donald Trump eviscerated Rep. Tom Emmer, R-Minn., the House Majority Whip who is seeking the speakership, in a scathing Truth Social post Tuesday afternoon.
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