Paul Ryan Votes For Donald Trump; Won’t Say His Name

Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) on October 13, 2016 in Brookfield, Wisconsin.
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House Speaker Paul Ryan says he voted for Donald Trump for president, but appeared reluctant to use the candidate’s name.

During an appearance on Fox and Friends, the hosts questioned Ryan about his differences with Trump.

“I stand where I’ve stood all fall and all summer,” he said. “In fact, I already voted here in Janesville for our nominee last week in early voting.”

Ryan argued that he hadn’t changed his mind about Trump, dodging a question about whether or not he would campaign with the Republican nominee.

“I am supporting our entire Republican ticket,” he said. “I have been all along.”

Ryan appeared surprised by the news that Republican governor Scott Walker was campaigning with Trump in Wisconsin, saying that he only heard the news shortly before the interview.

But he indicated he would be campaigning in Indiana, New York, and Virginia, supporting House candidates for office.

“I’m just focusing on my primary responsibility which is saving our House majority,” he said.


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