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Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene says she had a 'great' call with Trump, claims she has his support

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) is under fire after a series of social media posts from her pre-congressional days that tout conspiracy theories and suggest support for political violence. Democratic lawmakers have called for her resignation, and two lawmakers introduced a censure resolution Friday. Republicans have generally refrained from condemning Greene to the same extent, though several have attempted to distance themselves from her comments. Meanwhile, former President Donald Trump appears to have her back.

Greene tweeted Saturday that she had just finished a "great" phone call with Trump, and expressed gratitude for his support before explaining that she "won't back down" and will "never apologize," instead claiming "the bloodthirsty media and the socialists" are "attacking" her. "In these divisive times, real leaders must be determined and strong to be able to withstand the rabid mob that preys on weakness in order to get their way, which is to destroy our country," she continued in a thread.

Trump, on the other hand, hasn't been heard from much since he left office and had his Twitter account suspended, so it's unclear what his takeaway from the allegedly enthusiastic conversation is. But some analysts think the exchange was indeed significant for the future of the GOP. Tim O'Donnell