Check this out: [score]Speaker Paul Ryan[/score], champion of the GOP’s bloated Obama budget and free-flowing ‘Open Borders’ for illegal aliens, says he’s not ready to back Donald Trump yet. Ryan, you see, says conservative principles are his personal litmus test, and that Trump must pass muster before receiving his support. Never mind the fact that Ryan has long since abandoned practicing conservative principles in Congress. Can you say, ‘Hypocrisy’?
[score]House Speaker Paul Ryan[/score] took the extraordinary step of saying he isn’t ready to support Donald Trump, and Trump fired right back, igniting a spat that pits one of the nation’s most popular and prominent Republicans against his party’s presumptive nominee.
Putting the brakes on Trump’s coronation, Ryan said on CNN that Trump needed to stop the bullying and demonstrate his conservative credentials in order to win the speaker’s support.
“I hope to support our nominee,” Ryan said. “At this point, I’m just not there right now.”
Trump quickly retorted: “I am not ready to support Speaker Ryan’s agenda.”
“Perhaps in the future we can work together and come to an agreement about what is best for the American people,” Trump said in a statement.
Ryan’s remarks were the latest sign of just how much work Trump will have to do just to bring Republicans along with him — let alone the rest of the country — after an unusually divisive and bruising presidential primary. And Trump signaled he may not be interested in working to win over party elites…