It’s been a couple of days since Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump conspicuously and ostentatiously declined to endorse Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI), and on Thursday morning, Ryan offered his reaction. In an appearance on Wisconsin radio’s Jerry Bader Show, Ryan said that “The only endorsements I want are those of my own employers here in the first congressional district,” and went on to brag about how willing he is to criticize the nominee whom he continues to support.
Host Jerry Bader was moved to ask Ryan if there was anything Trump could ever do to lose his support:
Jerry Bader: Would there ever be a bridge too far?
Paul Ryan: I always have said, of course, there are moments — I’m not going to get into the speculation or hypothetical. None of these things are blank checks. That goes with any situation in any kind of race.
Ryan wouldn’t say what that “bridge too far” would be, but we already know that it isn’t what Ryan describes as “textbook racism,” and it isn’t attacking a Gold Star mother over her religion. Maybe Trump needed to literally kick that baby out of his rally?
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