House Speaker Paul Ryan took the extraordinary step of saying he isn’t ready to support Donald Trump, and Trump fired right back, igniting a spat that pits one of the nation’s most prominent Republicans against his party’s presumptive nominee.
Here’s the report from Newsmax:
“Putting the brakes on Trump’s coronation, Ryan said on CNN that Trump needed to stop the bullying and demonstrate his conservative credentials in order to win the speaker’s support. Ryan said:
“‘I hope to support our nominee. At this point, I’m just not there right now.'”
And Trump had a quick and witty comeback for the Speaker in a statement:
“I am not ready to support Speaker Ryan’s agenda. Perhaps in the future we can work together and come to an agreement about what is best for the American people.”
Ryan’s remarks were the latest sign of just how much work Trump will have to do just to bring Republicans along with him – let alone the rest of the country – after an unusually divisive and bruising presidential primary. And Trump signaled he may not be interested in working to win over party elites.
And given his dominant performance in the Republican primaries, Trump doesn’t have to win over party elites. Grass-roots conservatives and Republicans across the country have given a resounding vote of no confidence in the job performance of Republicans in Congress.
Do you think that Speaker Ryan will eventually come around and support The Donald, or will he side with the GOP Establishment and continue to give him the cold shoulder?
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