McCarthy says Trump is 'stronger today than he was in 2016'

By Jen Krausz on
 June 29, 2023

House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) told Breitbart News on Tuesday that he believes former President Donald Trump is "stronger today than he was in 2016."

McCarthy made the comments after he said the media tried to twist previous comments he made.

“As usual, the media is attempting to drive a wedge between President Trump and House Republicans as our committees are holding Biden’s DOJ accountable for their two-tiered levels of justice,” McCarthy said in a brief conversation with Breitbart News on Tuesday. “The only reason Biden is using his weaponized federal government to go after President Trump is because he is Biden’s strongest political opponent, as polling continues to show.”

CNN selectively edited a CNBC appearance by McCarthy to make it look like he was criticizing Trump, when he was actually defending him.

“Can Trump beat Biden?” McCarthy said when asked if Trump could win a general election. “Yeah, he can beat Biden.”

He said he didn't know whether Trump was the strongest candidate for president in 2024, and Kristen Holmes took that comment out of context.