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President Trump Weighs In On House Speaker Vote


After Kevin McCarthy failed to reach 218 votes to become the House Speaker many expected President Trump to intervene and rally the troops but instead he remained silent.

Now in a new report, President Trump will reportedly sit back and not publicly endorse McCarthy but rather let things play out.

NBC News correspondent Garrett Haake took to Twitter and tweeted out “Former President Trump declined to say if he’s sticking by his endorsement of Kevin McCarthy for speaker tonight, telling me in a brief phone interview he’s had calls all day asking for support, and “We’ll see what happens. We’ll see how it all works out.”

Here’s the tweet:

NBC News broke the  story:

President Donald Trump, who had endorsed Rep. Kevin McCarthy’s bid for House speaker, declined to say Tuesday whether he still supports his longtime ally after the California Republican failed to clinch the job in three consecutive votes.

“We’ll see what happens,” Trump said when asked directly if he was sticking with the GOP leader in a brief phone conversation with NBC News.

“I got everybody calling me wanting my support. But let’s see what happens and we’ll go — I got everybody calling, wanting my support,” he said. “That’s all I can say. But we’ll see what happens. We’ll see how it all works out.”

McCarthy’s office did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Trump’s remarks.

Matt Gaetz weighed in on Trump’s response:


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