Marjorie Taylor Greene’s ‘Perfect Phone Call’ From Trump
Republican Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene has shared a photo of what she described as a “perfect” phone call with former President Donald Trump during the effort to choose the new speaker of the House of Representatives.
Greene shared the image on Twitter early Saturday amid reports that the former president had spoken with Republicans opposed to Speaker-elect Kevin McCarthy.
“It was the perfect call,” Greene tweeted along with a photo from Bloomberg News that showed him holding a cell phone that showed a call from a contact named “DT” — Donald Trump.
The moment was also captured for Getty Images by photographer Chip Somodevilla, and shows Greene holding the phone next to fellow Republican Rep. Matt Rosendale, who had voted against McCarthy in previous rounds but voted “present” on the 15th ballot, helped secure McCarthy’s. elections.
Greene also shared a photo of herself with McCarthy after the speaker’s election and wrote, “Congratulations Mr. Speaker!”
The congresswoman, a member of the House Freedom Caucus, has been a staunch supporter of McCarthy’s throughout his bid for the presidency and had previously expressed frustration with some of her Freedom Caucus colleagues. who continued to oppose him.
On Wednesday, Greene complained that three unnamed McCarthy opponents had sought committee positions for themselves, while she had made no request on her behalf.
“You’d think I’d be the one on the inside asking for something, but I haven’t. But I find it was my Freedom group and my supposed friends who went and did it, and they didn’t ask nothing for me. Nothing. That’s what I realized there,” Greene said.
Trump, who had publicly supported McCarthy, reportedly made calls to some of the House Republicans who were continuing to oppose him on Friday.
That included Representative Matt Gaetz, according to two people briefed on the call who spoke to The New York Times on condition of anonymity. Gaetz had been one of McCarthy’s strongest critics and had nominated Trump to serve as chairman, although only Gaetz cast his vote for the former president.
Greene dismissed the idea of a Trump presidential pick in a tweet Thursday.
“I don’t want to see President Trump just be the third in line for President, I want to see him actually President,” Greene wrote on Twitter. “That’s why I was proud to endorse him on the same day he announced he’s running for President in 2024.”
McCarthy thanked Trump for his help in comments to reporters after his election early Saturday, saying, “I don’t think you should doubt — anyone should doubt his influence.”
Newsweek has sought comment from former President Trump’s office.
U.S. Rep.-elect Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) offers a phone with the initials “DT” to Rep.-elect Matt Rosendale (R-MT) in the House of Representatives during the fourth day of voting for Speaker of the House in The US Capitol building on January 6, 2023, in Washington, DC. Greene described the call as “perfect”. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images