President Donald J. Trump said in a recent interview with Just The News that he has no interest being Speaker of the House. The President mentioned how "a lot of people" have frequently spoken aboout him being nominated to serve as Speaker of the House. He said he "wants to look at what's happening and do something else" instead of being Speaker of the House.
The response came after Congressman Matt Gaetz (R-FL) said at a recent rally on March 26th that he would nominate President Trump to be House Speaker. President Trump at the time responded to the remarks at the rally by saying "that was interesting."
Florida State Rep. and Congressional Candidate Anthony Sabatini (R-Howey-In-The-Hills) previously expressed support for Congressman Gaetz's nomination of President Trump to become Speaker of the House.
PROUD to pledge that I will be voting in support of @mattgaetz Motion nominating President Trump as Speaker of the House of Representatives 🇺🇸 https://t.co/TyPigkSjFA— Rep. Anthony Sabatini (@AnthonySabatini) March 27, 2022
President Trump, if he were to have been elected by the U.S. House of Representatives to be Speaker of the House, would have been the first former President to serve as Speaker of the House and the first person not elected as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives to serve as Speaker of the House.
The only former President to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives Post-Presidency was former President John Quincy Adams (Whig Party), who was elected two years after he lost his Presidential reelection to President Andrew Jackson (D). President Adams served as a member of Congress from 1834 until his passing in 1848.
The only other instances similar to a possible former President serving as House Speaker, would be when former President Andrew Johnson (D) was reelected to the U.S. Senate Post-Presidency, serving for only a few months until his passing in 1875 and former President William Howard Taft (R) serving as Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, being appointed almost a decade after his Presidency.