Republicans Stand Firm Behind Trump, Democrats Shocked

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( – House Speaker Johnson describes the GOP as “united and working together” after the Trump meeting.

On Monday, House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) met with former President Donald Trump at his Mar-a-Lago estate, where they spoke about the GOP’s path forward ahead of the general election.

Shortly after Monday’s meeting, Johnson took to X to post a picture of him and Trump standing side-by-side, each holding a thumbs-up. He wrote that it was “great to meet” Trump at Mar-a-Lago, adding that the GOP “is united and working together.” 

Johnson also expressed his confidence that Trump would return to the White House, the Republican Party would win the Senate and increase its House majority.

Johnson’s last visit to Mar-a-Lago was in April when he faced a motion to vacate from Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (GA). Johnson had come under fire after relying on Democrat support to pass a $1.2 trillion spending bill in March that would avoid a partial government shutdown.

During that visit, Trump indicated he supported Johnson. Greene’s motion was later tabled, only acquiring 43 votes in favor and 359 against in early May.

Trump and Johnson also met at Capitol Hill on Thursday, when Trump met with Senate and House Republicans.

Following that meeting, Johnson stated at a news conference that the GOP had worked on a “plan to lead” given how many problems there are to fix. He added that he “spent a lot of time” talking to Trump about what would happen after the election, describing the former President as “excited” about his return to the White House and noted the pair had a “good working relationship.”

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