Trump Puts More Pressure on Speaker Mike Johnson Ahead of Controversial Vote on Foreign Aid

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On Thursday, Donald Trump, the former president and expected Republican presidential nominee, injected himself in the continuing discussion regarding the provision of more assistance to Ukraine.

A group of Republican dissenters in the House of Representatives are issuing a warning to Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) that they will remove him from his position if he proceeds with a vote to provide additional assistance to Ukraine.

“Why isn’t Europe giving more money to help Ukraine? Why is it that the United States is over $100 Billion Dollars into the Ukraine War more than Europe, and we have an Ocean between us as separation! Why can’t Europe equalize or match the money put in by the United States of America in order to help a Country in desperate need? As everyone agrees, Ukrainian Survival and Strength should be much more important to Europe than to us, but it is also important to us! GET MOVING EUROPE! In addition, I am the only one who speaks for ‘ME’ and, while it is a total mess caused by Crooked Joe Biden and the Incompetent Democrats, if I were President, this War would have never started!” Trump wrote on his Truth Social account.

Johnson expressed his readiness to jeopardize his job as speaker in order to cast votes on legislation concerning Ukraine, Israel, and Taiwan on Wednesday.

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