Rescued by Trump?

( – As some within his party have called for his removal over the passage of a $95 billion foreign-aid package, Speaker Mike Johnson has secured the support of a significant figure: former President Donald Trump.

Trump personally commented on the emerging GOP dissent — spearheaded by Representatives Marjorie Taylor Greene and Thomas Massie — in an interview with radio host Christ Stigall.

He defended Johnson’s actions using an argument similar to the speaker’s own: managing a slim GOP majority is challenging.

“Remember, the Speakership we’re talking about has, you know, we’re a majority by one. One vote,” Trump stated. “You know, if you look at the vote, a lot of Republicans, a lot of good Republicans, voted for it.”

“But Mike is in there and he’s trying, and some people were disappointed, and a lot of people were very disappointed that nothing happened with the border. I’ll straighten out the border,” he added.

Trump assured he could address border issues without Congress and reaffirmed that Russia’s invasion of Ukraine would not have occurred under his presidency.

He also praised Johnson for sharing his stance on NATO contributions, as Politico reported about another Trump interview.

“Well, look, we have a majority of one, OK? It’s not like he can go and do whatever he wants to do. I think he’s a very good person,” Trump stated.

He further said, “You know, he stood very strongly with me on NATO when I said NATO has to pay up … I think he’s trying very hard.”

Trump made his comments after he attended his “hush-money” criminal trial in Manhattan.

Last week, Johnson rallied his party behind a $95 billion aid package to support Ukraine, Israel, and Taiwan, among other national-security interests.

Trump had previously called for more European support for Ukraine while underscoring its significance for U.S. interests.

The aid was divided into four bills, each passing with bipartisan support. Aid for Ukraine garnered 311 votes in favor, including 101 Republicans; aid for Israel passed with even stronger bipartisan backing despite stiff opposition from some Democrats.

The REPO Act was also included, which allows the U.S. to seize Russian assets, as well as a mandate for TikTok’s Chinese parent company to divest from the platform. The Senate is set to tackle this legislation soon.

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