It’s official! House Speaker Paul Ryan has finally stopped stalling, and revealed on Thursday he will be endorsing and voting for presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump.
Paul Ryan Announces Endorsement for Trump
In an op-ed for the Janesville Gazette of Janesville, Wisconsin, Ryan — who sparked a political firestorm last month when he said he was “just not ready” to back his party’s nominee — says he is now convinced Trump will advance the Republican party.
“I feel confident he would help us turn the ideas in this agenda into laws to help improve people’s lives. That’s why I’ll be voting for him this fall,” Ryan writes.“It’s no secret that he and I have our differences. I won’t pretend otherwise. And when I feel the need to, I’ll continue to speak my mind. But the reality is, on the issues that make up our agenda, we have more common ground than disagreement.”
“He didn’t give Mr. Trump a heads up. This was always going to be the speaker’s own decision on his own timeline,” a source close to Ryan said regarding his endorsement.
Ryan writes in his op-ed he wants to avoid a Hillary Clinton presidency at all costs, criticizing the Democratic frontrunner as a crony: “A Clinton White House would mean four more years of liberal cronyism and a government more out for itself than the people it serves. Quite simply, she represents all that our agenda aims to fix.”
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