On Thursday, Mr Gaetz cast his vote in favour of the former president in an attempt to derail Kevin McCarthy’s bid.
Hours later, Mr Trump responded by posting a photo on Truth Social of himself superimposed into the House speaker chair alongside President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris.
The joke came the same day that the former president was sued by the long-term partner of Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick, who died one day after the January 6 Capitol riot.
Sicknick, 42, died after suffering two strokes in the aftermath of the attack. The wrongful death lawsuit names Mr Trump and two rioters accused of assaulting the officer, saying that the events “played a role in his condition”.
On Friday morning, on the anniversary of the violent attack on Congress, the former president said “good things” are happening for the GOP and promised a “monster” 2024, adding to a campaign post on Thursday in which he vowed to wage war on drug cartels and human traffickers if reelected.
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Kinzinger mocks Donald Trump Jr for selling Bibles on social media
Tuesday 3 January 2023 13:45 , Rachel Sharp
Outgoing Republican Rep Adam Kinzinger has mocked Donald Trump Jr for appearing to try to sell Bibles on social media.
In a video posted online, the former president’s son was seen plugging the “We The People” Bible and claiming that it defends “Judeo-Christian” values.
Mr Kinzinger was one of several social media users to poke fun at Mr Trump Jr over the video.
“Oh the irony. The fact that some Christians dont see the problem here is more affirmation that it’s not the GOP that has failed Christians, it’s the church. Good Pastors and Priests rise up and call this out,” he tweeted.