The Republican speaker of the House is, for all intents and purposes, calling the Republican presidential nominee a liar.
The speaker’s office delivered a swift and forceful response “Neither Speaker Ryan nor anyone on his team has ever asked for Donald Trump’s endorsement,” Zack Roday, Ryan’s campaign spokesman, said in a statement. “And we are confident in a victory next week regardless.”
Indeed, it would be highly unusual for Ryan to solicit Trump’s endorsement — not just because of their many political differences, but because Ryan doesn’t need Trump’s help to win his district.
A Marquette Law School poll in July showed Ryan’s favorable-unfavorable score among Wisconsin’s likely Republican voters at 85-8. (In the first district, that number was 84-9 among Republicans and voters who lean Republican, according to Marquette pollster Charles Franklin.) These numbers are consistent with plenty of additional polling that shows Ryan is immensely popular among Republicans in the state — especially in the first district, where he’s a fifth-generation member of a family that’s well-known and well-liked in his hometown of Janesville. ...Read the full story HERE and follow a link to a related Lyin Don story:
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