Trump Weighs in on Speakers Race, RNC Chair Race

President Trump weighed in on key races that will determine the direction of the Republican Party this week.

The races included Representative Kevin McCarthy’s, R-Ca. bid to become Speaker of the House and the competition between current RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniels, legal activist Harmeet Dhillon, and conservative activist and businessman Mike Lindell.

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In the Speaker’s race, where McCarthy is trying to wrangle votes with a narrow Republican majority, Trump voiced support for him, offering his praise in an interview with Breitbart.

Beyond praising McCarthy, Trump has also reportedly helped sway votes from more conservative Representatives who are skeptical of him.

“I like him,” Trump said of McCarthy in the interview before attacking former Speaker Paul Ryan.

“This guy, Paul Ryan, couldn’t have gotten elected in his own area of Wisconsin. I went with him after I won the election, and we had a tremendous crowd of people, and they booed him off the stage. You remember that? They booed him off the stage. This guy is now telling Fox what to do.”

Trump was asked to publicly clarify if he supports McCarthy in the Speakers race, to which he replied,

“Yeah, I support McCarthy.”

“Look, I think this: Kevin has worked very hard,” Trump continued. “He is just—it’s been exhausting. If you think he’s been all over. I think he deserves the shot. Hopefully, he’s going to be very strong and going to be very good, and he’s going to do what everybody wants.”

Trump also gave his thoughts on the race for chair of the Republican National Committee.

In the three-way race for the top job in the Republican Party, the former President didn’t commit to a favorite.

“Harmeet is a lawyer for me, you know,” Trump said when asked about the two candidates. “Harmeet is my lawyer.”

“I think they’re both good,” Trump said. “I like them both. It’s like when I asked Queen Elizabeth when we were together: ‘Which president did you like the best?’ She said: ‘I liked them all.’ ‘Which one did you like the best?’ ‘I liked them all. They’re all great.’ I said, ‘But didn’t you like Ronald Reagan the best?’ She said: ‘No, I liked them all. I liked Ronald Reagan very much, but I liked them all.’ Then I said: ‘Which prime minister did you like the best? Was it Winston Churchill?’ ‘I like them all. I like every one.’ Then I realized how smart she was. I said, you know that’s why she stayed there for 75 years.'”

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