(PartiallyPolitics.com) – House Speaker Mike Johnson, R-La., had stated that he intends to call former President Donald Trump and discuss the details of the new government funding deal that has been negotiated with Democrat leadership with him.
On Wednesday, during an appearance on The Hugh Hewitt Show, Johnson discussed the $1.59 trillion top-line spending agreement that he had reached with Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y.
Hewitt proceeded to ask whether Trump, who is currently leading the 2024 Republican presidential primary race would be helping to pass the deal, which has been slammed by many of the conservatives in the House.
In response, Johnson argued that he intended to have a call with Trump to discuss the details of the plan. He added that the planned call was for today and that Trump is currently busy as he is preparing to head to the Iowa Caucus and has several other things he is concerned about.
Still, Johnson argued that the two of them are “very close” and that Trump has been a big supporter of his leadership thus far. He added that he expects this is a position that the former President would continue to hold.
Johnson has been heavily criticized for the high spending amounts of the bill. As the Republican party currently has a slim 220-213 majority in the House, there isn’t a lot of ground for Johnson to lose the support of certain members of his party if he wants to pass the bill without requiring help from the Democrats.
Johnson has endorsed Trump in the primary race.
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