Let’s go step by step.
2. Republicans control both chambers in the state Legislature as well as the governorship, meaning they will have total control over the redistricting process and where the new seat will be drawn.
3. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) is a BIG friend of former President Donald Trump.
4. Trump makes his permanent home in Palm Beach, Florida.
ROOT: “Why not instead of just waiting for 2024, and I’m hoping you 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, taking the House by 50 seats, and then you become the speaker of the House?”
TRUMP: “You know, it’s very interesting. That’s so interesting. And 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.”
Now that idea doesn’t seem so crazy, does it?!
And because every poll I’ve seen (and Trump has seen) shows him romping the potential 2024 GOP presidential field, it’s hard to imagine him deciding to run for a House seat in 2022 — no matter how easily he might be able to win a district drawn for him by pliant Florida Republicans.
But before we foreclose the idea of House Speaker Donald Trump in 2023, let me remind you that the speaker does not have to be an elected member of Congress. It can be anyone who a majority of House members choose.
The Point: This speculation is just that: speculation. Of course, it’s speculation that the former President called “very interesting” not once but twice less than a week ago. So …