Paul Ryan Says He’s Happy To Be Considered Less Trustworthy Than Trump

In his weekly GOP press briefing, House Speaker Paul Ryan was asked his opinion on a recent poll showing Republican voters found “The Donald” more trustworthy to lead the party than Ryan. Tucking his tail firmly between his legs, Ryan declared that he was pleased with those findings.

“I hope it’s Donald Trump. He’s getting the nomination.”

The NBC News/SurveyMonkey poll showed that roughly 58 percent of Republican voters and those who lean more towards the Republican party felt that Trump was the best choice to champion the party. Only 39 percent had more faith in Ryan’s leadership over the reality show star.

When questioned if he felt Trump was really the right person to lead Republicans, Ryan refused to acknowledge his previous unwillingness to offer Trump his endorsement. Instead he offered token reassurances.

“The person who’s getting the nomination of our party is the person to lead our party.”

This isn’t exactly a glowing recommendation, especially on the heels of the over two-hour meeting held in an effort to mend hurt feelings when Ryan said he was unwilling to endorse the Republican’s only remaining presidential nominee. MSNBC analyst Howard Fineman says it’s only a matter of time though.

I almost feel sorry for Ryan. If his passive aggressive responses are anything to go by, he’s clearly realized how much trouble the GOP is really in with the terrifying possibility of a Trump Presidency looming on the horizon.

Ryan has said that he will not “fake” GOP unity by blindly throwing his support behind a divisive candidate. His semi-adult approach to the situation is not doing his party any favors though. Now more then ever Republicans need to step up and put an end to the circus they’ve created.

Remember Speaker Ryan, choosing to do nothing is still making a choice. Do us all a favor and make a better one.

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