Trump welcomes Republican leaders to the House of Representatives in Florida

Trump welcomes Republican leaders to the House of Representatives in Florida

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Around a week after leaving the White House, former US President Donald Trump met the Republican leader in the House of Representatives.

Around a week after leaving the White House, former US President Donald Trump met the Republican leader in the House of Representatives. The ex-head of state received Kevin McCarthy on Thursday at his Mar-a-Lago property in Florida, Trump announced. A statement said that the meeting was “very good and warm.” The storming of the Capitol by radical Trump supporters on January 6th was not mentioned.

“You talked about a lot of topics, the most important being a retaking of the House of Representatives in 2022,” the statement said. Trump’s “popularity” is “greater than ever”, which is why his support is of great importance. Along with the statement, a photo was released showing Trump and McCarthy in Mar-a-Lago.

The meeting clearly shows the great influence that Trump has on the Republican Party even after he has been voted out of office. It is true that some Republicans turned away from the former president after Trump’s months-long campaign against his election and after the Capitol was stormed. The majority of Conservatives are behind the 74-year-old, who is still very popular with the grassroots.

Sections of the grassroots and party became increasingly radicalized in the Trump years. The new MP Marjorie Taylor Greene, standing far to the right, symbolizes this.

The politician close to the conspiracy movement QAnon was at the center of a new polemic on Thursday: A Democratic MP called for the 46-year-old to be expelled from the House of Representatives after the news channel CNN published earlier statements by Greene supporting the execution of democratic politicians seemed.

Greene once described the Democratic leader of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, as a traitor: “Treason is a crime that carries the death penalty. Nancy Pelosi is guilty of treason.”

Greene, along with several other Republicans, has also caused a stir by wanting to carry a gun in the parliament building. Pelosi warned on Thursday that “the enemy is in the House of Representatives”: “We have members of Congress who want to bring their firearms into the boardroom and the other members have threatened violence.”

AFP

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