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Trump praises Mike Johnson for 'trying very hard' with a SLIM Republican majority and defend


Donald Trump praised Mike Johnson and pushed back on efforts from his own followers to oust the speaker in a seemingly toned-down message after the House passed a $95 billion foreign aid package over the weekend. 

Trump is seemingly calling off the attempt by his top ally Marjorie Taylor Greene to oust the GOP leader for putting the package - including $60 billion for Ukraine - on the floor without any border security measures. 

'Look, we have a majority of one, OK? It's not like he can go and do whatever he wants to do,' the former president said on Real America's Voice Monday night. 

The House GOP's majority has slimmed down to a one-vote majority after the departure of Wisconsin Rep. Mike Gallagher. 

'I think he's a very good person. You know, he stood very strongly with me on NATO,' Trump went on. 'I think he's trying very hard.'

Though Trump has backed Johnson up before, appearing with him at a news conference at Mar-a-Lago weeks ago, it is the former president's first defense of the speaker since he passed a bill to send more aid to Ukraine. 

On Saturday the House passed a $95 billion package with $60 billion for Ukraine, $26 billion for Israel and Gaza and around $4 billion for the Indo-Pacific. 

The Senate is poised to pass the package as soon as today and President Biden plans to sign it promptly.

Johnson has rankled conservative hardliners by cutting deals with Democrats on full-year government spending, putting a bill to reauthorize FISA, a surveillance tool, without warrants on the floor and passing Ukraine.