Former GOP Speaker of the House Paul Ryan recently made it clear that he would not be attending the 2024 Republican National Convention if former President Donald Trump is the Republican nominee. During an interview with Milwaukee’s WISN-TV, Ryan said he would only attend if someone else were the GOP nominee. Ryan also said he did not believe Trump would be the GOP nominee, citing his past record of losing in elections.
Paul Ryan says he won’t attend the 2024 RNC if Trump is the Nominee…
That is the best endorsement Paul Ryan could give President Trump!
— Jason Robertson (@JRobFromMN) February 25, 2023
Trump fired back on Sunday, writing on Truth Social that the former vice presidential candidate “is a loser.” Trump went on to say that Mitt Romney could have won without him and that Ryan “couldn’t get elected dogcatcher in the Republican Party!”
It’s clear that Paul Ryan is trying to distance himself from Donald Trump and his legacy. It’s understandable why Ryan wouldn’t want to be associated with Trump’s record of losing in elections. However, it’s also important to remember that Trump won the 2016 election and was 233 Wins out of 253 Races in the Midterms. It’s also worth noting that Trump’s supporters are still strong and loyal, and it’s likely they will be a major factor in the 2024 election.
Paul Ryan’s comments about Donald Trump are a reflection of the divide between establishment Republicans and Trump supporters. It’s clear that Ryan is trying to appeal to the more traditional wing of the Republican Party, while Trump is still popular with many of the party’s base. This divide could have a major impact on the 2024 election, and it’s likely that both sides will be fighting for control of the party.
Overall, Paul Ryan’s comments about Donald Trump make it clear that he would rather not be associated with him if he is the Republican nominee in 2024. However, it’s also important to remember that Trump is still popular with many in the Republican Party and his supporters could play a major role in the election. The RNC is scheduled to take place in Milwaukee from July 15-18, 2024, so we’ll have to wait and see what happens.