Paul Ryan Admits He Voted for Trump While Totally Refusing to Say Trump’s Name
House Speaker Paul Ryan admitted on Fox & Friends Tuesday morning that he voted for… that guy.
Co-host Steve Doocy said, “You’ve had some ups and downs with Donald Tump. We’re one week out. Where do you stand on endorsing Donald Trump and voting for Donald Tump?”
Ryan claimed, “I stand where I’ve stood all fall and all summer. In fact, I already voted here in Janesville for our nominee in early voting.” He did not say the nominee’s name. “We need to support our entire Republican ticket.”
During the first week of October, after 2005 audio leaked of the GOP nominee bragging about assaulting women, Ryan abruptly announced that he would no longer actively campaign on behalf of, or defend, that nameless person.
Doocy tried again: “So you voted for Donald Trump and you’re encouraging Republicans and Democrats and independents — anybody who’ll listen — to vote for Donald Trump to stop what you’re talking about, the Clinton corruption?”
“I am supporting our entire Republican ticket,” Ryan said. “I have been all along.” He added that he intended to focus on preserving the Republican majority in the House.
When Ainsley Earhardt asked if Ryan would attend a Wisconsin event Tuesday featuring the Republican presidential candidate and Governor Scott Walker (R), Ryan said, “No, I just heard about [the event] ten minutes ago actually.”
Sam Reisman (@thericeman) is a staff editor at Mediaite.
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