House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) endorsed Donald Trump for president on Thursday in an op-ed published in his hometown newspaper.
“It’s no secret that he and I have our differences,” Ryan wrote in the Janesville Gazette.
“I won’t pretend otherwise. And when I feel the need to, I’ll continue to speak my mind.
But the reality is, on the issues that make up our agenda, we have more common ground than disagreement.”
Ryan, who had resisted backing the presumptive nominee, said that he was encouraged by his conversations with Trump about the policy platform the speaker plans to unveil in the coming weeks, and about the list of potential Supreme Court nominees that Trump released last month.
Some people will say that Ryan’s announcement isn’t something special, that Trump can do excellent without Ryan.
This may be true.
However, keep in mind that this announcement is very important because it means that the GOP is finally coming together to do what needs to be done and that is to WIN in November.
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