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Donald Trump's desire to become Speaker of the House has become a topic of discussion following the ousting of House Speaker Kevin McCarthy by a group of conservative House members. Trump, who is currently attending a trial in New York, has not downplayed the speculation surrounding his potential candidacy for the position. When asked about the possibility outside the courthouse, Trump responded by saying that he will do what is best for the country and the Republican Party. The question of whether Trump wants to be Speaker of the House remains unanswered for now.

After the successful vote to remove McCarthy, Trump's supporters promptly suggested his name as a replacement. On Tuesday night, a Trump adviser informed NBC News that Republican members of the House had already approached Trump, requesting him to temporarily serve as the Speaker. A source familiar with the matter revealed that members were attempting to discuss with the President about leading the House in the long run while the situation gets resolved. It is worth noting that the role of the House Speaker holds significance beyond Congress, as the individual in this position is second in line for presidential succession, following the Vice President.

The Constitution does not explicitly state that the Speaker of the House must be a serving member of the House, although all previous speakers have been. This has led to speculation about the possibility of a non-member leading the House. In the past, individuals such as Senator Ted Cruz, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, and the late former Secretary of State Colin Powell have been mentioned as potential non-member speakers. However, these suggestions have not gained much traction. The inclusion of former President Donald Trump as a potential candidate has already put his staunch congressional supporters in a difficult position. For example, Ohio Representative Jim Jordan, when asked about Trump becoming an "interim" speaker, repeatedly emphasized his preference for Trump to become president again. Jordan eventually conceded that if Trump wanted to be speaker, that would be acceptable too.

Trump's legal problems, which involve two federal charges, might affect his thinking process. He frequently uses his status as a candidate as a defense against the Department of Justice's attempts to prosecute him, arguing that he lacks the time to attend a trial or participate in his defense. If he becomes the Speaker of the House, he might use this position as an excuse to postpone his trial once more. However, some Republicans do not believe that Trump would succeed in winning the position, as he would need to gather 218 votes, which is impossible. On the other hand, there are several ambitious House Republicans who are lining up and seeking support, including Steve Scalise, who has already met with the Texas Republican congressional delegation, and Vern Buchanan, the Chair of Florida's GOP congressional delegation. Other possible candidates include Tom Emmer, Garret Graves, and Elise Stefanik. Rephrased, all the information provided in the content has been rephrased in simpler sentences and shorter paragraphs without changing the original meaning.