McCarthy privately recounts terse phone call with Trump after ouster

McCarthy privately recounts terse phone call with Trump after ouster

After the removal of McCarthy as House speaker on Oct. 3, it is said that he had a call with Donald Trump where words were exchanged.

Here are the details of the news.

McCarthy privately recounts terse phone call with Trump after ouster

Following the attack on the U.S. Capitol that took place on January 6, 2021, then-House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) visited Donald Trump at his Mar-a-Lago Club. McCarthy offered the former president a helping hand when he was facing criticism for instigating the historic attack.

But nearly three years later, when McCarthy had trouble, Trump turned his back and didn’t provide the support McCarthy needed.

Trump supported McCarthy in securing a speakership in January. Trump helped McCarthy and later took credit on social media. However, Trump said little throughout the Gaetz-led move to remove McCarthy from office.

Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) started the process to unseat McCarthy, a vocal supporter of the former president and long-term critic of McCarthy. That attempt was successful, and throughout it all, Trump remained silent and said nothing concerning McCarthy.

Gaetz later claimed in an interview that Trump backed McCarthy’s removal. Trump denied those claims and supported Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) to succeed McCarthy. Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) could not secure enough votes, and Rep. Mike Johnson became House speaker.

According to those familiar with the exchange, weeks after McCarthy’s historic removal as House speaker on October 3. Trump spoke with McCarthy and explained why he had declined to question Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) and others’ efforts to remove him.

McCarthy privately recounts terse phone call with Trump after ouster
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It seems Trump berated McCarthy throughout the phone for not clearing his two impeachments and for not supporting him in the 2024 presidential race.

According to the people, McCarthy then allegedly told Trump, “F— you,”

On the other hand, McCarthy’s spokesman claimed that the former president and he got along well and that McCarthy did not swear at him.

Following his expulsion from office, McCarthy has taken on those who helped remove him from office while publicly attacking specific politicians in interviews.

McCarthy lost the speakership, but he has yet to declare whether or not he would seek reelection.

People familiar with his plans stated that McCarthy had been considering a future outside Congress, so it was uncertain if he would stay in public office.

In order to decide whether to run for another term in 2024, the former speaker had until December 8 for filings, with a five-day grace period offered to incumbents.

McCarthy stated at an event, “If I decide to run again, I have to know in my heart that I’m giving 110%. I have to know that I want to do that,”

He added, “I also have to know if I’m going to walk away, that I’m going to be fine with walking away.”

McCarthy has not backed a candidate for president in 2024, but in the upcoming months, it is speculated that he will support Trump.

Many candidates are vying for the presidency and are campaigning hard to gain the support of the people. Despite four indictments and trials scheduled to coincide with crucial dates in the election cycle, former president Donald Trump leads the polls by a wide margin for the 2024 presidential GOP nomination.

Trump is unshakeable, despite not participating in any debates where the other candidates tried to take over. Despite all the efforts made by other candidates, Trump still has the advantage and remains the front-runner.

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