Speaker Kevin McCarthy questioned whether Donald Trump is the strongest candidate to win the 2024 nomination, in a remark that raised eyebrows Tuesday morning.
A GOP spokesman who is a Trump ally told CNBC Tuesday morning that he thinks Trump could win the GOP nomination, but he’s not convinced Trump is the “best fit” to win the general election.
“Yes, he can beat Biden,” McCarthy mentioned. Trump’s insurance policies are higher (more) especially simpler than Biden’s insurance policies.
Can he win this election? Yes, he can,” McCarthy mentioned. “The question is whether he is the strongest to win the election, I don’t know the answer to that. But can anyone beat Biden? Yes, anyone can beat Biden.
Speaker Kevin McCarthy questioned whether Donald Trump is the strongest candidate to win the 2024 nomination in comments that raised eyebrows Tuesday morning.
A GOP speaker who is a Trump ally mentioned on CNBC Tuesday morning that he thinks Trump could win the GOP nomination, not that Trump is “strongest” to win the general election.
“Anytime you criticize Trump or don’t fully embrace his status as the leader of the party, you’re putting yourself at risk — you’re just opening yourself up to a potential beating,” a GOP strategist told DailyMail.com.
“It just seems like a very ill-advised statement, very stupid politically, or he misspoke, and maybe it should be explained, because I can’t imagine that the Trump team would be very happy about that.”
Trump staff did not respond to a request for comment. Trump has not clashed with the speaker, nor has he won his endorsement, which has put their relationship on a precarious footing.
Although sources close to Trump have said he has privately complained about the current debt ceiling deal, which is certainly one of McCarthy’s signature achievements, he has not publicly voiced his grievances.
Meanwhile, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, arguably one of Trump’s biggest rivals, took on Fox and Friends in May.
“Before this deal, our country was facing bankruptcy. And after this deal, our country will still be headed for bankruptcy. To say you can raise $4 trillion over the next year and a half is a huge amount of spending,” DeSantis said.
On Friday, McCarthy instructed reporters that he was helping Rep. A proposal by Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) and GOP Convention Chair Elisa Stefanik (RN.Y.) to “take down” all of Trump’s impeachments, though it’s unclear if they are. votes to cross the measure.
“I voted against both impeachments. There was no fair trial in the second impeachment. mentioned McCarthy.
He was famous for opposing the additional impeachment of President Biden.
“What happened this week was that it took someone to bring impeachment proceedings against Biden to the table. And I don’t think that was right because it’s not right, right? Shouldn’t you be consistent, especially with the Constitution?
Trump urged House members to vote for McCarthy throughout the contested 15-ballot race, calling out the GOP boss and urging 20 Libertarian candidates to vote for McCarthy.