I swear, I just can’t for the life of me figure out what the guy thinks he’s up to.
Donald Trump endorsed Kevin McCarthy for House Speaker early Wednesday, after a day of waffling by the former president — and a day of chaos on the House floor — kept the new GOP majority without an official leader.
“Some really good conversations took place last night,” Trump posted to Truth Social, “and it’s now time for all of our GREAT Republican House Members to VOTE FOR KEVIN, CLOSE THE DEAL, TAKE THE VICTORY, & WATCH CRAZY NANCY PELOSI FLY BACK HOME TO A VERY BROKEN CALIFORNIA.”
Emphasis in the original, because Trump.
Sheesh. Although Trump for the most part had been publicly tight with all-talk JustAnotherRINO McCarthy during his one and only term as President, there’s also this to consider:
McCarthy and Trump had a close working relationship during the former president’s administration, with Trump dubbing the Californian “my Kevin.”
Their bond suffered a fracture after the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection — but only temporarily.
“The president bears responsibility for Wednesday’s attack on Congress by mob rioters,” McCarthy said on the House floor later in January 2021. “He should have immediately denounced the mob when he saw what was unfolding. These facts require immediate action by President Trump.”
Bold mine, because godDAMMIT, man.
Less than a month after the Capitol attack, McCarthy traveled down to Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida to discuss efforts to retake the House in 2022.
“Today, President Trump committed to helping elect Republicans in the House and Senate in 2022. A Republican majority will listen to our fellow Americans and solve the challenges facing our nation,” he said in a statement at the time.
That would be the self-same Repugnicants, mind, who spent Trump’s entire time in office stabbing him in the back, on every single issue he ran on. I tells ya, it’s nothing short of baffling. But if Trump sincerely imagines that sucking up to swine like McCarthy is going to buy him a shred of reciprocity in return, then he has more in common with clueless shitstains like Juanny “My friends at the New York Times” Mav than I like to even think about.
My brother and I have been discussing of late the possibility that, deep down, perhaps Trump doesn’t really even want to be President anymore—for which who could blame him, really—and is only running this time to avoid being perceived as some kind of quitter, maybe. If that’s the case, continuing to turn a blind eye to slithering, slime-slathered Swamp ‘gators like McCarthy is as sure-fire a way to make sure he won’t be as I can think of right offhand.