Is Trump Considering a Run for House Speaker?

The former president called the possibility of running, “so interesting.”

Published June 5, 2021

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On June 4, 2021, a conservative radio host pitched former U.S. President Donald Trump the idea of running for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, a proposal that Trump called “interesting.”

Wayne Allyn Root asked Trump about his future plans to run for office and made the following suggestion:

Why not, instead of waiting for 2024, and I'm hoping you'll run in 2024 but why not run in 2022 for the United States Congress? A House seat in Florida. Win big. Lead us to a dramatic landslide victory. Take the House by 50 seats. And then you become the Speaker of the House, lead the impeachment of Biden and start criminal investigations against Biden. You'll wipe him out for this last two years.

In response Trump said, “That's so—that's so interesting." He added that some suggested he run for Senate, but Root’s idea “might be better.”

Their full conversation is recorded below:

Planning a House run would be difficult for Trump as he has to figure out which district to run from after the redistricting process is completed. Trump has suggested that he could run for president again in 2024. Rumors have even circulated that he expects to be "reinstated" as president.

He is still highly favored among Republican voters and many people still falsely believe the 2020 election was stolen from him.

We cannot determine at this time what Trump’s future plans to run for public office are, whether it is in the House, Senate or presidency, but he has been teasing a comeback for a while.

Nur Nasreen Ibrahim is a reporter with experience working in television, international news coverage, fact checking, and creative writing.

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