Former President Donald Trump, possibly reacting to the nomination of Representative Matt Gaetz, posted an entertaining Photoshop image of what it would look like if he were named Speaker of the House.
Image shows President Joe Biden delivering his State of the Union address last year, flanked by Vice President Kamala Harris
She was dressed ready for her night shift at UPS In a brown suit, and Trump sitting next to her.
Trump’s pose and face are unforgettable for viewers.
In the picture, the 2024 Republican candidate can be seen holding his hands across his stomach and wagging his tongue.
The pose appears from a Getty Images image captured at an earlier rally.
Just in: Trump shared this on Truth Social.
Maybe he is endorsing himself for the post of Speaker? 😂 pic.twitter.com/Hxdn4XfjiG
— Colin Rugg (@CollinRugg) January 5, 2023
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Matt Gaetz nominated Trump for Speaker
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How can you not love a guy’s sense of humor? That picture is very funny. But it was just a humorous response to Gaetz’s nomination for speaker.
Gaetz made the formal announcement during the 7th of 11 rounds of voting for speaker, in which he and a group of 20 conservative incumbents denied Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) enough votes for the role.
Trump’s name echoed the House.
My vote for Speaker of the House today?
Donald John Trump. pic.twitter.com/ajFdcHVPM5
– Rep. Matt Gaetz (@RepMattGaetz) January 5, 2023
The Florida representative was making good on a promise he made a year ago.
When asked by a reporter if he would like to see Trump as speaker, Gaetz responded, “I would.” Pressed further if he discussed it with him, he added, “I have.”
He also sent out fundraising appeals over the summer that told donors, “How great it will be when we have Donald J. Trump as our next speaker.”
Reporter: Do you want former President Trump to be the speaker?
Gaetz: I do
Reporter: Did you talk to him about it?
Gaetz: I have pic.twitter.com/BfAzAuaWgT
— Asin (@asin) December 7, 2021
RELATED: Gaetz says he’ll nominate Trump as next House speaker if GOP wins in 2022
Trump supports McCarthy
While the move is possible, it’s unlikely that former President Trump will take over for Nancy Pelosi anytime soon.
This role is not filled by anyone outside the House but the Constitution does not specifically state that the Speaker must be a member of the House. Anyone elected by the House can act as Speaker.
Trump said he only got one vote.
Additionally, the 2024 presidential candidate has thrown his support behind McCarthy for speaker.
“Now is the time for all of our great Republican House members to vote for Kevin, to close the deal, to take victory, [and] Watch Nancy Pelosi return home to a very broken California,” he wrote on Truth Social.
Posting this morning, Trump predicted good things for the GOP in the coming year.
“Good things are about to happen for the Republican Party, and 2024 will be a ‘monster,'” he wrote.
As for Gaetz, he posted his own picture of what Trump might look like holding the Gavadel as Speaker of the House.
— Matt Gaetz (@mattgaetz) January 5, 2023
Fox News reported Friday that a deal that would give McCarthy the speakership is in the works, “giving up more to the conservative House Freedom Caucus.”
Fox reveals that McCarthy’s concessions gave conservatives “virtually everything they were asking for.”
The deal could take several days, with finalization over the weekend and a new round of voting beginning next week.
Gaetz, regardless of any framework or agreement, is not expected to vote for McCarthy.
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