According to initial reports, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) told his rank and file members on a conference call Monday that he is going to continue to support Donald Trump for president, but that he will no longer plan to campaign with him.
Ryan told fellow Republicans about his decision in a conference call that was called after a 2005 tape surfaced that included Trump crudely discussing how he grabbed women by the genitals. The initial reports emerged via people who were on the call, and it was still ongoing.
According to a report from CNN, Ryan immediately began getting criticism from members who said Ryan was wrongly ceding the election to Hillary Clinton.
RYAN getting pushback from angry members who believe his new posture will help elect Clinton, several people said. More on CNN now
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Ryan reportedly had to get back on the call to reiterate his position that he was not actually unendorsing Trump.
After the tape came out, Ryan disinvited Trump from attending a rally in Wisconsin, which was supposed to be their first joint appearance together.Read More →