Why McCarthy Refuses To Criticize Trump

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(FixThisNation.com) – On Wednesday, former Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) told New York Times reporter Andrew Ross Sorkin that he was not going to be publicly criticizing former President Donald Trump.

McCarthy told Sorkin while discussing Trump at the DealBook Summit that he did not believe it was right to criticize Trump and that he knew this drove Trump crazy. He added that he and Trump had “an interesting relationship” and that he had not expected to receive Trump’s support after he was ousted from his position as Speaker in October. However, he noted that the two of them had a personal discussion regarding where to go next, and that Trump was “his own person.”

While McCarthy and Trump have some differing viewpoints, the former Speaker has often stated that Trump becoming the 2024 GOP nominee would make the country stronger. He has also predicted that if Trump becomes the nominee against President Joe Biden, then Republicans would win back the White House.

Sorkin however responded to McCarthy’s claims by pointing out that he had previously been critical of the former President following the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol attack. A day after the events, McCarthy had stated that Trump had “responsibility” for the attack.

In response, McCarthy argued that he was not saying that Trump was going to “be a great president” but that he would just be better than Biden, and that he would help the country get to a better place.

McCarthy also suggested during the interview that Trump should consider having Nikki Haley be his running mate.

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