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Trump Takes Credit for McCarthy Dropping Out

Donald Trump has had a quiet day, until news broke that Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) was dropping out of the race for House Speaker. Now, Trump is trying to take credit for his decision to drop out.

“They’re giving me a lot of credit for that, because I said you really need somebody very, very tough and very smart — you know smart goes with tough, not just tough,” the Republican presidential front-runner said at an event in Las Vegas. “I know tough people. They’re not smart, that’s the worst, OK? That’s the worst. You’ve gotta be smart.

“But we need smart, we need tough, we need the whole package — you know, like me,” he added.

“But Kevin is a nice guy, and I just hope now that they find somebody that’s going to be — you know, have those qualities where we can negotiate, where we can use that debt ceiling that’s coming up very rapidly and do something really, really significant,” Trump said. “Because if we don’t, we’re gonna be — really we’re gonna be in very big trouble. We’re going to be in very, very big trouble.”

The Hill reports:

Trump said Washington is in total disarray and threatens to make America look like “Greece on steroids.”

He also panned the media repeatedly in his remarks.

“The level of honesty in the media — they’re so dishonest,” he said. “You know, I do a crowd, and I’ll like have a crowd like this, and the cameras, they never pan the room. They never ever pan the room. Look, they never pan the room. No, it’s true. They don’t do it. They don’t do it.”

Trump repeatedly implored the camera operators to film the crowd.

“Pan the room. Go ahead, pan it,” Trump said, looking at and gesturing the cameras.

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