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Paul Ryan: 'I Am Not Going To Defend Trump - Not Now, Not In The Future'

House Speaker Paul Ryan and President Donald Trump have not always seen eye-to-eye. There were some testy exchanges during the primary season, and it certainly looked at times like Ryan was hoping for someone other than Trump to emerge from the crowded Republican field. Trump would ultimately emerge as the nominee, and the pair would put on a united front from that point forward. However, there was a point when Ryan clearly didn’t have Trump’s back, and that time is coming back in the spotlight.

As Breitbart shares, audio of a private conference call that Ryan had with House Republicans has been made public. If we can flash back to the time of the call for a moment, it was right around the time of the infamous ‘Access Hollywood’ sound bites that threatened to derail Trump’s candidacy. Trump was caught on tape making lewd comments about women, and the mainstream media proceeded to run it on a seemingly infinite loop.

It was looking like Trump may be blown out of the water in the general election at that point, and that led Ryan to make these comments.

“His comments are not anywhere in keeping with our party’s principles and values. There are basically two things that I want to make really clear, as for myself as your Speaker. I am not going to defend Donald Trump - not now, not in the future,” Ryan said on the call.

No word on who may have leaked the audio, but it’s quite clear why it has happened. Ryan has essentially put his political life on the line for the eventual repeal and replacement of Obamacare, and early returns on the Republicans proposed solution have not been promising. The audio is a subtle reminder that he may not always have the president’s best interests at heart and that Republicans, in general, may want to watch their backs here.

Source: Breitbart
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