Trump auditions for unlikely role: GOP peacemaker

Former President Donald Trump is set to receive the Republican nomination for the third time, but he may be assuming a new role he has never played before: peacekeeper in his own party.

As the House voted overwhelmingly to table a motion to oust Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA), Trump issued a statement praising both the chamber’s top Republican and the GOP lawmaker who led the charge to topple him.

“I absolutely love Marjorie Taylor Greene,” Trump posted on his social media platform, applauding the Georgia Republican’s “spirit” and “fight.” But “with a majority of One, shortly growing to three or four,” the House GOP needs to fight Democrats instead.

“Mike Johnson is a good man who is trying very hard,” Trump continued, adding that he was against the motion to vacate, at least for now.

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