Paul Ryan Rips Political Bitterness Amid Rumors of Imminent Trump Endorsement

House Speaker Paul Ryan released a video on Twitter this morning, where he bemoaned America’s current political climate amid rumors that he’s about to give Donald Trump his vote of confidence.

In speculative reports that seemed to begin last night with Bloomberg, Trump aide Paul Manafort told people that Ryan would end his period of hesitation and finally give his endorsement to the presumptive GOP nominee. Other outlets reported on this development as well, but Ryan’s staff reiterated this morning that, “We’ve not told the Trump campaign to expect an endorsement.”

What has happened instead is that Ryan released a video of his recent appearance at Georgetown University, where he stressed the importance of finding constructive answers to problems instead of exacerbating national anxiety.

“I have not seen the kind of bitterness in our politics like we have today,” Ryan said. “I’ve got to say, I think it’s both sides. It doesn’t have to be that way.”

Ryan went on to remark that Republican politicians tend to have the disadvantage in personality contests, but that it was an upmost priority to find inspirational solution-oriented leadership that he says has been in America for a long time.

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