But in the interim, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan interjected himself into the Trump candidacy so a new tack is in order. Rather than look at the Hillary competition, we will instead focus on the Republican Party from now until the convention this summer is concluded. But it's also worthy to note exactly what Paul Ryan said. He started by congratulating The Donald, stating that the people have spoken and that the Republican party apparatchniks must understand that America seeks something that has not been provided, putting Americans first.
Up to that point his remarks were spot on but he then threw in the hammer, stating that he was not ready to endorse Trump at this time since Trump needed to support his plans of governance. So the Donald, in quick and characteristics manner, replied back by stating that he didn't support Ryan's plans because his plans were for the American people, not the well connected in Washington. After all, Ryan caved on massive budgets and immigration issues like the leadership has always done, not much change from his predecessor, the detestable John Boehner. So the air was anything but friendly.
Quickly enters Reince Priebus, Republican National Committee chairman, stating that Trump and Ryan would meet next week to iron out differences. Paul Ryan, the supposed conservative who has disappointed us dramatically, will "negotiate" with Trump. I would truly like to be a "fly on the wall" in this meeting for Trump holds all the cards and I think Ryan knows it. But I suspect Trump will be cordial, talk openly and then lay out what he plans to do. At that point, will Ryan stand up to him on anything? Not on his life. But he'll be given a fig leaf to make him look good; that's the way it goes in a high visibility political contest of wills.
We'll talk about this and a few other related things that will impact the period between now and the convention. It should be interesting and we will see history being made. Never before has a candidate starting from scratch largely shunned the Establishment and come out the winner. But America is fed up with business as usual, folks, and that's why we are where we are. Hope you'll join us at 7. Here's the link: