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Donald Trump's aides laughed at the notion that he was running for House Speaker in 2022. A new book claims.
According to Michael Wolff, they considered it a "real job" and required "actual work."
Trump said that he was unlikely to run for office in 2022's midterm elections in June.
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Former President Donald Trump's aides laughed off rumors that Trump would run for a House of Representatives Seat in 2022. He was to lead the impeachment of Joe Biden. According to a new book, it was a "real job" that required actual work.
In June, the suggestion that Trump would win a seat in Congress was first made public. In an interview with Trump conspiracy theorist Wayne Allyn Root suggested that Trump run for office in the 2022 Florida midterm elections. Root suggested that Trump could then lead a Republican takeover in Congress, impeach Biden and initiate criminal investigations into Biden. Then, he could run for the presidency again in 2024.
Root stated, "You will become Speaker of the House and lead the impeachment against Biden." Root added. Root said, "You will wipe him out for the last two years."
Trump called the idea "so fascinating."
According to Michael Wolff's book "Landslide" (The Final Days of Trump Presidency), Trump's aides rejected the idea. This excerpt was published in the Times of London on Monday.
This was absurd for Trump aides. Wolff stated that Speaker of the House is a "real job" and Trump is not going to work.
Axios's presidential schedules revealed that Trump spent a lot of his time in "executive Time," an unstructured type of time where he would watch television, make phone calls, and attend meetings.
After his interview with Root, Trump denied the suggestion that he would run for a House seat. He told Stuart Varney, Fox Business host, that it was "highly unlikely."
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The Constitution doesn't require that the Speaker of House of Representatives must be elected. Trump continues to spread conspiracy theories regarding the 2020 election and has expressed an interest in running for President again in 2024.
Wolff's book also reveals other details about Trump's presidency. He asked random Mar-a-Lago guests for recommendations on lawyers and his son-in-law, advisor Jared Kushner, lobbied against Trump's attempt to pardon him before his presidency ended.
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