Donald Trump Says He’ll Help Republicans Win Back the House in 2022
Former President Donald Trump has committed to helping the Republican Party win back control of the House of Representatives in the 2022 midterm elections. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy met with Trump at Mar-a-Lago on Thursday.
“President Trump’s popularity has never been stronger than it is today, and his endorsement means more than perhaps any endorsement at any time,” read a statement from the former president’s Save America PAC.
“President Trump has agreed to work with Leader McCarthy on helping the Republican Party to become a majority in the House,” it went on.
McCarthy posted a similar sentiment on Twitter following the meeting, saying “United and ready to win in ’22.’ His meeting with Trump comes after McCarthy initially said that the former president bore some responsibility for the deadly Capitol riot on January 6 – he later suggested the whole country was to blame.
“The president bears responsibility for [the] attack on Congress by mob rioters,” McCarthy had said. “He should have immediately denounced the mob when he saw what was unfolding.”
It’s long been understood that McCarthy’s ambition is to become Speaker of the House and breaking with Trump is not a strategy that will win him support from the GOP grassroots. Though Trump was a historically unpopular president among all voters, he continues to enjoy high approval among Republicans.