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1630, 05 May 16

Ryan Won’t Support Trump… Yet

Good. More Republicans should stand by their principles… if they have any.

U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan said on Thursday that he cannot currently support Donald Trump, complicating the presumptive nominee’s efforts to unite the Republican Party around him.
“Well, to be perfectly candid with you, I’m just not ready to do that at this point,” Ryan told CNN’s Jake Tapper. “I’m not there right now. And I hope to, though, and I want to.”
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Ryan, who has previously said he would support the nominee, said Trump needs to do more work to show that he is a true conservative who can unify the different wings of the Republican Party.
“I think what a lot of Republicans want to see is that we have a standard bearer that bears our standards,” he said, adding, “I think conservatives want to know does he share our values and our principles on limited government, the proper role of the executive, adherence to the Constitution. There are lots of questions that conservatives, I think, are gonna want answers to, myself included. I want to be a part of this unifying process. I want to help to unify this party.


1630, 05 May 2016


  1. Kevin Scheunemann

    Hopefully, Ryan means “never” Trump

  2. dad29

    Ryan will cave as soon as Donald tears down the wall.

  3. Reaper

    I find it interesting that the Republicans wanted Trump to swear to support the nominee but now they feel no need to support him. This is why trump won. The Washington insiders just don’t seem to hear the people. Paul Ryan’s agenda is the problem. Open borders and “free trade” are not cutting it. I hope Ryan gets “Cantered” in the primary. Maybe then they will finally get it.

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