...But Ryan had – until this point– shown very little sign of outright distancing himself from Trump. Ryan spoke at Trump's convention and continued to voice his support for his nominee.It's the old "he is the scum of the earth," but "he is my scum of the earth" argument. It's hard to imagine that the leader of a tribe would continue to endorse such an obviously rotten member of the tribe, but I suppose membership is more important than ethics, common sense, and basic human decency, and that, in a nutshell, is the entire problem with the GOP. In no alternate universe can I imagine a tRump like Democrat still being touted by anyone in the party leadership. Of course, it is equally unlikely that anyone like tRump could win the Democratic nomination.
This is the strongest admonishment Ryan has given yet, however, he hasn't pulled his endorsement. The question of whether Ryan is finished with Trump is still to be determined.
Saturday, October 08, 2016
Paul Ryan Says Donald Trump Will No Longer Appear With Him In Wisconsin: