House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy told Fox News Friday that former President Donald Trump has entertained the idea of becoming a House Speaker if Republicans were to reclaim the House in the 2022 midterms.

“You know, I’ve talked to President Trump many times, he tells me he wants to be speaker, and I think he should be president,” McCarthy told Fox News.

The U.S. Constitution does not mandate the Speaker to be a sitting Congress member. So technically, Trump does not need to be a representative to take the position.

McCarthy, who is likely to become House Speaker if his party takes the control of the chamber, told Fox News that he advised Trump that he prefers him to run for the presidency again.


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It is unclear, however, as to how serious Trump is about the House Speaker bid.

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