Former President Donald Trump has attacked House Majority Whip Tom Emmer (R-Minn.) in a scathing post on Truth Social, calling him a “RINO” (Republican in name only) and a “Globalist.” Trump’s attack comes just hours after Emmer won the GOP’s nomination for House speaker.
In his post, Trump accuses Emmer of never respecting his endorsements or the MAGA movement. He also claims that Emmer “fought me all the way” and spent more time defending Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) than him.
Trump then questions whether Emmer became “pro-Trump” to gain the speakership. He says that Emmer is not where “America First” folks are,; the Republican Party cannot risk him.
Trump’s attack on Emmer shows Republican division. Trump leans far-right, whereas Emmer is a mainstream Republican. Trump’s opposition makes Emmer’s speakership chances uncertain.
Trump’s attack on Emmer is crucial for many reasons. This proves that Trump remains influential in the Republican Party. His support can make or break a campaign. Second, it shows the widening divide between moderates and Trump supporters in the GOP. Finally, it casts doubt on Emmer’s speakership chances.
Emmer’s chances of becoming speaker against Trump’s opposition are uncertain. Trump’s criticism shows that the Republican Party’s control war continues.