Speak­er race: Trump and Tom Emmer had a ‘pro­duc­tive call’ on Sat­ur­day

For­mer Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump and House Major­i­ty Whip Tom Emmer (R‑MN) spoke on Sat­ur­day as oppo­nents of the Min­neso­ta Repub­li­can’s speak­er bid push a nar­ra­tive that the for­mer pres­i­dent is against him get­ting the gav­el.
The call could be a turn­ing point in the speaker’s race as one of the main knocks on Emmer from those in Trump’s orbit has been that he is “anti-Trump.” Two sources famil­iar with Emmer’s call with Trump described it as “pro­duc­tive” but didn’t delve into spe­cif­ic details of the call.
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Even before Emmer announced he was run­ning for speak­er, sev­er­al peo­ple close to Trump have been say­ing that the for­mer pres­i­dent does not want the Min­neso­ta Repub­li­can to become speak­er.

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