The House speaker selection process is an important detail in helping elect the next president, according to former President Donald Trump.
Trump even offered his own "short-term" assistance in a Thursday morning Truth Social post.
"I am running for President, have a 62 Point lead over Republicans, and am up on Crooked Joe Biden, despite the Democrat Party's massive Law-fare, Weaponization, and Election Interference efforts, by 4 to 11 Points, but will do whatever is necessary to help with the Speaker of the House selection process, short term, until the final selection of a GREAT REPUBLICAN SPEAKER is made – A Speaker who will help a new, but highly experienced President, ME, MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!"
The post comes a day after Trump declined to fully rule out himself filling in as House speaker, making remarks before entering Day 3 of New York Attorney General Letitia James' $250 million civil trial.
"A lot of people have been calling me about speaker," Trump told reporters before heading into the courtroom. "All I can say is we'll do whatever is best for country and for the Republican Party.
"We have some great, great people."
Shortly after Trump spoke, Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, officially entered a campaign to be the next House speaker, while the next in line GOP House leaders, including Majority Leader Steve Scalise, R-La., and his team announced their candidacy shortly thereafter.
The House speaker does not have to be a House member, and there has been sentiment that wants former Speaker Newt Gingrich, R-Ga., back in the role as congressional outsider.
Also in the running is Rep. Kevin Hern, R-Okla., the chair of the Republican Study Committee.
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