Toward the end of a recent interview, Trump interjected to correct conservative talk show host Wayne Allyn Root after he said Trump endorsed McCarthy for speaker. “No, I haven’t,” Trump said. “No, no, no. I haven’t,” he added through some cross-talk. “No, I endorsed him in his race. But I haven’t endorsed anybody for speaker.”
Indeed, Trump endorsed McCarthy in his reelection bid in California’s 20th Congressional District just two weeks ago. He made no mention of the House speaker role but did call McCarthy a “strong and fearless Leader of the House Republican Conference…”
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