Trump Backs Pelosi for Speakership--Suggests Republicans May Vote to Help Her Get It

By Susan Jones | November 7, 2018 | 9:07 AM EST

Nancy Pelosi greets Donald Trump on the day of his inauguration. (Photo by J. Scott Applewhite - Pool/Getty Images)

( - President Trump used House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi as a foil during the campaign, warning that she would become House Speaker if Republicans lost the House -- as it turns out they did.

But now he's actually suggesting that Republicans vote for her.

In one of his many Wednesday morning tweets, Trump wrote:

"In all fairness, Nancy Pelosi deserves to be chosen Speaker of the House by the Democrats. If they give her a hard time, perhaps we will add some Republican votes. She has earned this great honor!"

Trump called Pelosi late Tuesday night to congratulate her on her party's victory.

Please support CNSNews today! [a 501(c)(3) non-profit production of the Media Research Center]


Or, book travel through MRC’s Travel Discounts Program! MRC receives a rebate for each booking when you use our special codes.