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This Wednesday, NBC’s Chuck Todd claimed that Donald Trump’s endorsement of Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) for House Speaker did not move a single vote in his direction, as negotiations continue to roll on.

Todd began by saying “Donald Trump, once again, was very helpful to Kevin McCarthy to the point of it got him not a single new vote. It is kind of a reminder because we have been chronicling how much power he has been losing inside the party,” Todd told Andrea Mitchell on MSNBC’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports.”

“This is why Trump had been quiet for a while, for fear his voice doesn’t matter. I think we just found out, at least when it comes to getting McCarthy over the finish line. He could maybe end McCarthy if he wanted to, but he couldn’t crown him,” Todd added.


As the DC Enquirer reports, Trump doubled down on his support for McCarthy Tuesday, calling for House Republicans to “close the deal:”

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“Some really good conversations took place last night, and it’s now time for all of our GREAT Republican House Members to VOTE FOR KEVIN, CLOSE THE DEAL, TAKE THE VICTORY, & WATCH CRAZY NANCY PELOSI FLY BACK HOME TO A VERY BROKEN CALIFORNIA, THE ONLY SPEAKER IN U.S. HISTORY TO HAVE LOST THE ‘HOUSE’ TWICE!”

For whatever reason, Trump’s remarks did not compel these representatives to shift their votes into the McCarthy column. But Trump is not upset. Instead, the former president sees this as a valuable opportunity to have a meaningful discussion, one that will surely impress the American people. The Republican Party is, after all, the party of free and open debate.

“Very good things are happening behind the scenes for the Republican Party. Intense but Smart negotiations between GREAT and PATRIOTIC people are ongoing. They all love our Country, and want something to go forward, ASAP. This “event” will end up making the Republican Party STRONGER and more UNITED than ever before. OUR NATION IS AT STAKE. Stay tuned and, MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!” Trump posted to Truth Social.

The American people anxiously await the final results, which will reshape the GOP as we know it.