Paul Ryan ‘Sickened’ by Trump Tapes, Disinvites Trump from ‘Unity’ Event

Paul Ryan is once again running away from his party's nominee, Donald Trump. This time, due to the tapes obtained and released by the Washington Post.

Hours after audio was released that showed Donald Trump making sexually suggestive comments about a woman, House Speaker Paul D. Ryan castigated him in a statement and said Trump would no longer attend their scheduled event on Saturday.

“I am sickened by what I heard today,” Ryan said in a statement. “Women are to be championed and revered, not objectified. I hope Mr. Trump treats this situation with the seriousness it deserves and works to demonstrate to the country that he has greater respect for women than this clip suggests.”

On Saturday, Ryan was scheduled to campaign with Trump for the first time, embracing a GOP presidential nominee whom he denounced on several occasions in the past. But, he said in the statement, “he is no longer attending tomorrow’s event in Wisconsin.”

In an oddly worded announcement earlier this week, Ryan’s campaign office said Trump would attend Wisconsin Fall Fest, a GOP fundraiser in his congressional district, with Sen. Ron Johnson, Gov. Scott Walker and other Republicans.

More often than not, it looks as if Ryan more interested in distancing himself from Donald Trump than defending him. These tapes may be a major issue for Trump's campaign, but for Ryan, this is just one more opportunity to separate himself from the man he once endorsed.

If Ryan wants to serve under a Clinton presidency, he's doing a great job.

Source: LA Times



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