The Hill: Ryan Acts as Establishment Counter to Trump

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From Cristina Marcos writing at The Hill:

Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) is emerging as Republicans’ biggest counterweight to Donald Trump.

The contrast is stark between Ryan, the GOP’s highest-ranking elected official, and Trump, the front-runner for the party’s presidential nomination.

The message Ryan promotes in regular media appearances stresses inclusiveness and optimism, under the banner of a “Confident America.”

Trump’s latest book, meanwhile, is titled “Crippled America.”

As the GOP primary contest rolls on, Ryan has been trying to use his clout to advance his preferred message. This month, the Speaker hosted a presidential candidate forum in South Carolina on reducing poverty, an issue he highlighted again with his choice of State of the Union guests.

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