Former President Donald Trump has dashed the dreams of countless conservatives who hoped to see Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi give Trump the gavel as her successor, if the GOP sweeps the November elections.
Trump, in an interview with JustTheNews.com on Tuesday, said he had no interest in serving in that role.
U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz has been the most vocal proponent of the 45th president becoming the leader of the GOP majority in the House.
The Fort Walton Beach Republican raised the idea again last weekend when he spoke at Trump’s rally in Georgia.
“Give us the ability to fire Nancy Pelosi, take back the majority, impeach [President] Joe Biden, and I’m going to nominate Donald J. Trump for speaker of the United States House of Representatives,” Gaetz said in Georgia.
Trump, speaking to JustTheNews.com from his home at Mar-a-Lago tossed cold water on the idea.
“No, I think that it’s not something I wanted. A lot of people bring it up. It’s brought up all the time. No, it’s not something I want to do,” said Trump toward the end of the interview.
“I want to look at what’s happening, and then we’re going to be doing something else. No, it’s not something I would be interested in.”