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President Donald J Trump backs Mike Johnson as Fourth Speaker Nominee for GOP

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In a rapidly evolving political saga, the House GOP has just thrown Rep. Mike Johnson of Louisiana into the ring as their fourth nominee for Speaker of the House. The scene is set for another intense showdown, as the chamber gears up to reconvene at noon on Wednesday for yet another round of critical voting.

Amidst this tense backdrop, the shadow of former Speaker Kevin McCarthy looms large, hinting at the possibility of a surprise reentry into the speakership race. The rumor mill is abuzz with whispers of Jim Jordan potentially stepping in as an assistant speaker, adding an extra layer of intrigue to the unfolding political theater.

Notably, the voice of President Donald J Trump reverberates through the corridors of power. Trump’s support for GOP speaker nominee Mike Johnson is unwavering, as he actively champions Republicans to “get it done, fast.” His public backing of Johnson is crystal clear, as he advocates for this dynamic nominee with a passionate fervor.

In Trump’s eyes, Johnson is not just another candidate; he’s “respected by all” and the right person for the job. Trump’s endorsement of Johnson echoes his belief in the nominee’s qualities, stating, “He’s spectacular and maybe for many years to come, he’ll be very good. So, we’re very happy about that.”

Former President Donald J Trump further underscores his confidence in Johnson’s abilities, labeling him as “popular, smart, sharp,” and a future leader who will be “fantastic.”

Taking to his newly launched Truth Social platform, Trump seizes the moment to applaud the Republican party’s recent developments. His message is clear: “Congratulations to Congressional Republicans!” Trump heralds the importance of the day, celebrating the swift and uncomplicated path that now lies ahead for the party, with a lineup of candidates who are “beyond reproach” and represent the very best of the Republican Party.

He doesn’t stop there. Trump acknowledges even the “Fake News Media” and their grudging admiration for the events that unfolded. More significantly, he commends the candidates themselves, singling out notable figures such as Reps. Byron Donalds of Florida, Charles J. “Chuck” Fleischmann of Tennessee, Mark Green of Tennessee, and Roger Williams of Texas. In the end, the ultimate winner of the previous day’s vote, Mike Johnson of Louisiana, claims the spotlight.

In a display of fairness and impartiality, Trump refrains from making a direct endorsement in the Speaker race. Why? Because, as he rightly points out, he could never go against any of these “fine and very talented men” who have unwaveringly supported him since the beginning of their “GREAT 2016 Victory.”

However, he does offer a “strong SUGGESTION”: To go with the leading candidate, Mike Johnson, and to “GET IT DONE, FAST!” In Trump’s signature style, he caps it off with a touch of enthusiasm and anticipation: “LOVE, DJT.”

The drama surrounding the Republican Speaker nomination continues to captivate the nation, with high-profile endorsements and the ever-shifting political landscape. As the stakes continue to rise, the nation’s eyes remain fixed on this evolving political saga.

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Venezuela’s communist president punishing Biden admin by halting flights of migrants being repatriated from U.S.

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Venezuela is pushing around the Biden administration by halting flights of migrants being repatriated from the U.S. and Mexico. According to U.S. officials, Venezuela’s communist President Nicolas Maduro is breaking a deal with the United States, which was a “key instrument for the Biden administration to halt illegal migration from the communist South American country” reports ADN America.

Reportedly the “halt in flights came as part of a Venezuelan measure after the White House reinstated some economic sanctions it had lifted against its oil and gas industry as part of a gesture to move the country toward democratic elections.”

Washington has since accused Caracas of following through with its promises to ease pressure and intimidation tactics against opposition candidates, such as the country’s prized Unity candidate, Maria Corina Machado, ADN America adds.

“Corina Machado obtained an impressive 72% level of support, marking a milestone as the candidate with greatest support in the history of the country before elections.” ADN has published several reports outlining the crack downs, kidnappings of opposition candidate campaign workers and intimidation tactics.

In addition to breaking its promises to observe democratic principles for free and fair elections, Venezuela has also asserted a claim it has a right to invade its oil rich neighbor, Guyana, sparking further concerns within the Pentagon and State Department.

According to U.S. officials who spoke to The Wall Street Journal, chances of reigniting the agreement are slim and relations between both sides continue to slip into a dark chasm. “Increased deportations and containing the surge of migrants from Venezuela, the third-largest nationality after Mexico and Guatemala, could have helped ease some of the pressure on Biden, whose poll ratings have been sliding ahead of November’s presidential election, partly because of the immigration issue,” the Journal reported.

The U.S. has so far repatriated about 1,800 Venezuelans on 15 flights since the October agreement was brokered, a sliver of the migrants who have penetrated the southwest border during the Biden era.

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