Fox with the report that former US President Trump says he’d step in as Speaker of the US House.
- “I have been asked to speak as a unifier because I have so many friends in Congress,”
- “If they don’t get the vote, they have asked me if I would consider taking the speakership until they get somebody longer-term, because I am running for president.”
- “They have asked me if I would take it for a short period of time for the party, until they come to a conclusion—I’m not doing it because I want to—I will do it if necessary, should they not be able to make their decision,”
- Trump stressed that if Republicans cannot come to a consensus, he would take the speakership for a short “30, 60, or 90-day period.”