Trump: Mike Johnson Will Be A ‘Fantastic Speaker’

WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 15: Rep. Mike Johnson (R-LA) talks to reporters after being re-elected the Vice Chairman of the House Republican Conference in the U.S. Capitol Visitors Center on November 15, 2022 in Washington, DC. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) was elected leader of the caucus, paving the way for his election to Speaker of the House if the GOP wins control of the House of Representatives. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
(Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

OAN’s Daniel Baldwin
8:45 AM – Wednesday, October 24, 2023

Former President Donald Trump praised Louisiana Rep. Mike Johnson ahead of the next Speaker of the House vote at a New York City courthouse.


“We think Mike Johnson (R-La.) is going to do really well,” said Trump. “He’s fantastic. I think he’s going to be a fantastic speaker.”

Johnson became the GOP’s fourth speaker nominee in three weeks. The House Republican Conference picked Johnson as its speaker designate late Tuesday night. Reports say Johnson won 128 votes in the secret ballot.

This came after Minnesota Rep. Tom Emmer (R-Minn.) won the speaker designate role, but promptly bowed out following a statement from Trump urging Republicans to vote against him. 

The House floor vote for speaker is expected to begin around 12pm EST.

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