What the 'Trump for Speaker' movement is *really* about



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Former President Donald Trump isn't discouraging chatter that he should run for Speaker of the House, but the possibility it happens seems pretty unlikely. In the latest episode of The Point, CNN’s Chris Cillizza discusses why Trump probably won’t take the speaker’s gavel in 2022 despite calling the idea “very interesting.”

SOURCES AND FURTHER READING:
https://twitter.com/Acyn/status/1468296845889662978

The 'Donald Trump for speaker' idea won't die
https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/19/politics/trump-house-speaker-2022/index.html

Marjorie Taylor Greene lays out demands for GOP House speaker vote if Republicans retake majority in 2022
https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/25/politics/marjorie-taylor-greene-kevin-mccarthy/index.html

Kevin McCarthy drops out of House speaker race
https://www.cnn.com/2015/10/08/politics/house-speaker-republican-vote-mccarthy-webster-chaffetz/index.html

McCarthy to visit the former president in Florida, showing where he stands in a post-Trump Republican Party
https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/27/politics/kevin-mccarthy-trump-meeting/index.html

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