Trump to the Rescue?

( – In an attempt to unite the Republican Party under a single banner to score a huge victory this fall, former President Donald Trump threw his support behind House Speaker Mike Johnson.

Trump’s words follow a rift created by Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene’s (R-GA) move to vacate the Louisiana Republican from his leadership position.

Standing alongside Johnson at a press event, Trump responded to inquiries about his stance on Greene’s motion to dismiss Johnson, stating the speaker is “doing a very good job.”

“We’re getting along very well with the speaker, and I get along very well with Marjorie. We have a speaker who was voted in, and it was a complicated process . . . It’s not an easy situation for any speaker,” Trump explained.

“I think he’s doing a very good job. He’s doing about as good as you’re going to do, and I’m sure that Marjorie understands that,” he continued. “She’s a very good friend of mine, and I know she has a lot of respect for the speaker.”

Known for her resolute support of Trump, Greene had recently initiated a motion to challenge Johnson’s position but has yet to force a vote on her proposal.

In the same briefing, Trump also dived into the abortion debate, addressing why the public should trust his recent remarks about not endorsing a federal ban on abortion if re-elected.

“Because we don’t need it any longer. Because we broke Roe v. Wade, and we did something that nobody thought was possible,” Trump said.

“We gave it back to the states. And the states are working very brilliantly — in some cases conservative, in some cases not conservative. But they’re working, and it’s working the way it’s supposed to,” he added.

This dialogue comes after Trump declined to back a nationwide abortion prohibition. Instead, he advocated for states to make their own decisions.

He also criticized the Arizona Supreme Court for endorsing a law that severely restricts abortions.

Trump’s backing could potentially weaken Greene’s campaign to unseat Johnson. Rep. Ralph Norman (R-SC), a member of the conservative House Freedom Caucus, noted that Trump’s full support could significantly boost Johnson’s position.

“If Trump came out and gave him his full support, yes, it would help,” Norman observed.

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