Trump Refuses to Endorse Paul Ryan and John McCain in GOP Primaries
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Paul Ryan and John McCain have both criticized Donald Trump for his disgusting attacks on the gold star family of Khizr Khan and his wife, but neither of them have taken the next step of withdrawing their endorsements of Trump for the presidency.
Essentially, Ryan and McCain and many other Republicans have betrayed their own stated ethics and principles to continue backing Donald Trump.
And this is how the thin-skinned orange demagogue repays them: Trump refuses to support Paul Ryan, John McCain in upcoming Republican primaries.
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is refusing to back House Speaker Paul D. Ryan in his upcoming primary election, saying in an interview Tuesday that he is “not quite there yet” in endorsing his party’s top-ranking elected official.
Trump also said he was not supporting Sen. John McCain in his primary in Arizona, and he singled out Sen. Kelly Ayotte as a weak and disloyal leader in New Hampshire, a state whose presidential primary Trump won handily.
With Ryan’s Wisconsin primary scheduled for next Tuesday, Trump praised the House speaker’s underdog opponent, Paul Nehlen, for running “a very good campaign.” Trump said that Ryan has sought his endorsement, but that as of now he is only “giving it very serious consideration.”