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Inside the room during Trump’s visit with House Republicans


Outside the private club just steps from the Capitol where Donald Trump met with House Republicans on Thursday, protesters hollered invective at GOP lawmakers who entered.

Inside the room, the mood was downright jovial.

Republicans handed the former president and presumptive 2024 nominee the game ball from their victory in Wednesday night’s Congressional Baseball Game, according to a person in the room who was granted anonymity to candidly share details. Trump added his own feel-good sentiment, praising Speaker Mike Johnson for “doing a great job,” per that person and a second in the room.

And Trump later made a wry reference to Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene’s (R-Ga.) ongoing feud with Johnson, according to a third person in the room, pointing at the speaker and asking the MAGA firebrand: “Are you being nice to him?”

After his meeting with House Republicans, Trump is scheduled to address the Business Roundtable and then meet off the Hill with Senate Republicans.

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