Skip to comments.Paul Ryan’s cold embrace of Trump
Posted on 06/03/2016 4:38:51 PM PDT by reaganaut1
If there was any doubt that Paul Ryans endorsement of Donald Trump was less than full-throated, he crushed it on Friday.
Less than 24 hours after Ryan announced that his not ready had become a ready, the House speaker ripped into the presumptive Republican nominee, making it clear he will not be Trumps defender in chief.
Unprompted by WISN radio host Vicki McKenna, Ryan scolded Trump for his racially-based attacks against the federal judge in California overseeing a civil fraud lawsuit against Trump University.
Look, the comment about the judge the other day just was out of left field for my mind, Ryan said, after Trump argued that U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiels Mexican heritage creates "an inherent conflict of interest.
Its reasoning I dont relate to. I completely disagree with the thinking behind that. And so, he clearly says and does things I dont agree with, and Ive had to speak up from time to time when that has occurred, and Ill continue to do that if its necessary. I hope its not.
This is Ryans new fate one day embracing the man taking a blowtorch to the Republican Party, the next day denouncing him.
Ryans ambivalence practically leapt off the page of The Janesville Gazette on Thursday. He offered only tepid compliments to Trump and chose not to explain exactly what had changed since May 5, when Ryan went on CNN to declare that he was just not ready to endorse Trump.
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I would so love to see Paul Rino Cantored.
Paul wants to feed his family . I assure you he is on the $hit list for delay. On your knees Ryno. TRUMP IS COMING!
“I would so love to see Paul Rino Cantored.”
I’d be happy with that, although he deserves to get Moe Greened.
Politically, of course.
I really worry how much damage Ryan can do in his role as Chairman of the Republican National Convention. He cannot be trusted and he is clearly playing his own game as a third force. Even if he loses his primary, it won’t be until well after the Convention and he will have done his sabotage by then.
CANTORIZE YOUR WEASEL, WISCONSIN!
Ryan (like Rubio in the Senate) had his chance to do the right thing.
Translation: “please won’t somebody remove me from this position of responsibility?”
It was quite cold.
So was McConnell.
Who is going to be the veep?
Ryan is a squish. No backbone whatsoever.
He is in a relatively safe district, Speaker of the House, respects the separation of powers, (I guess only when it applies to republicans since he ignores what Obama does)
He has House members whose district didn't vote for Trump and he feels a need to give them some cover...
Yes, he quasi-endorsed Trump and the convention is months away...
He's not dumb and work with Trump to defeat Hillary...
He's got some leverage and he's using it...kissing Trumps ring would give away that leverage...
Not at all surprising...
It would be nice if he got fully on board the Trump train, but he has other priorities like protecting his members from down ticket issues..
It's politics 101
Trump doesn’t need Paul Ryan.
Neither, in fact, does the GOP if it wants to survive as a political party.
Last I checked, Span7sh is a language, not a race. Most Spaniards appear to be Causcasian.
Ryan needs to go.
LYIN RYAN needs to LOSE his election!!!!
Trump did not criticize the judge because of his “Mexican heritage,” he criticized him, and rightfully so, for being a member of La Raza, a Mexican racist anti-American organization.
Popman this IS NOT about Ryan kissing Trumps ring this is MORE about the DAMNED budget that LYIN RYAN said was passed down to him when this BASTARD was the head of the budget committee and wrote the DAMNED BUDGET himself!!! Gave the damned DEMS EVERYTHING, didn’t even defund sanctuary cities and he has the audacity to say he has CONCERNS about Trumps true CONSERVATIVE values!!!! BS pure BS!!!
Nobody asked him to "kiss Trump's ring"; however, his arrogant, nasty attitude proves that he is just a damned CINO; as if we all didn't know that anyway.
He isn't in a "safe" district; Trump won it and did you HUGELY! And he is being primared. If I were you, I wouldn't bet on his re-election chances.
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