Trump Ditches Top Republican

Donald Trump

( – Former President Donald Trump noted last week that he had not endorsed House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) for Speaker of the House but had endorsed him in his re-election campaign in California’s 20th Congressional District.

While talking with talk show host Wayne Allyn Root and asked about endorsing McCarthy as Speaker if the Republicans win the November midterm elections, Trump replied, “No, I haven’t.”

He then added, “No, I endorsed him in his race. But I haven’t endorsed anybody for Speaker.”

Last month, Trump endorsed McCarthy during his re-election bid, saying he is “strong and fearless” and an “outstanding representative for the people of California.”

McCarthy is currently seen as the leading candidate for Speaker if the Republicans win the House, yet last year he faced a lot of controversies.

The New York Times reported that during a call with GOP leadership on Jan. 10, 2021, McCarthy had said that he would recommend to Trump that he resign. However, McCarthy denied these reports saying they are “totally false and wrong.”

An audio recording of the conversation, later published, showcases the report’s validity. McCarthy can be heard in the recording saying, “I think this will pass, and it would be my recommendation you should resign.”

McCarthy has reportedly spoken with Trump about the recording and had a “good conversation.”

In the radio interview, Trump also reiterated his claims that the election of 2020 was stolen. He also said the Jan. 6 committee hearings are a “totally one-sided kangaroo court” and a “witch hunt.”

Trump has also been teasing another potential bid for the Presidency in 2024.