Donald Trump has said that a run for Speaker of the House in 2022 would be 'very interesting'.
The idea was pitched to the former President of the United States by far-right radio host Wayne Allyn Root, who suggested it as a means of launching an impeachment investigation against the current POTUS, Joe Biden.
Keen to see Trump back in the world of politics as soon as possible, Root said: "Why not, instead of waiting for 2024, and I'm hoping you'll run in 2024, but why not run in 2022 for the United States Congress?
"A House seat in Florida. Win big. Lead us to a dramatic landslide victory. Take the House by 50 seats.
"Then you become the Speaker of the House, lead the impeachment of Biden and start criminal investigations against Biden. You'll wipe him out for this last two years and then you'll be president... Do it! Do it! You'll be a folk hero to conservatives."
Trump wasn't quite as giddy about the idea as Root, but he certainly seemed amenable to the outlandish plan.
The 74-year-old said: "That's so interesting. You know that's very interesting, that's so interesting.
"People have said, 'Run for the Senate, OK, run for the senate,' but you know what? Your idea might be better.
"It's very interesting."
You catch that? It. Is. Interesting.
Right-wing commentator Wayne Allyn Root urged Trump to run for a House seat, become Speaker of the House, and then launch criminal investigations into Biden and impeach him. Trump was intrigued: "It's very interesting." pic.twitter.com/5ECkSABDbi
- Right Wing Watch (@RightWingWatch) June 4, 2021
Realistically, it seems pretty unlikely that he'll do it, but then again, you'd say it would be pretty damn unlikely that the host of The Apprentice would become the president, and look how that turned out.
Yesterday (Friday 4 June), Facebook announced that Trump's account would be suspended for two years, after the company's Oversight Board criticised the open-ended ban that was imposed following the riot.
Nick Clegg, Vice President of Global Affairs (and former UK Deputy Prime Minister), said in a statement: "Given the gravity of the circumstances that led to Mr. Trump's suspension, we believe his actions constituted a severe violation of our rules which merit the highest penalty available under the new enforcement protocols.
"We are suspending his accounts for two years, effective from the date of the initial suspension on January 7 this year.
"At the end of this period, we will look to experts to assess whether the risk to public safety has receded. We will evaluate external factors, including instances of violence, restrictions on peaceful assembly and other markers of civil unrest.
"If we determine that there is still a serious risk to public safety, we will extend the restriction for a set period of time and continue to re-evaluate until that risk has receded."
Trump blasted the ban, predictably, hinting at another presidential bid in the process.
He said: "Facebook's ruling is an insult to the record-setting 75m people, plus many others, who voted for us...
"They shouldn't be allowed to get away with this censoring and silencing, and ultimately, we will win. Our country can't take this abuse anymore!"
In a further statement, he added: "Next time I'm in the White House there will be no more dinners, at his request, with Mark Zuckerberg and his wife. It will be all business!"
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