Donald Trump said this week that he’s not ready to endorse House Speaker Paul Ryan in next week’s the Wisconsin primary election, and while that hesitation doesn’t mean he supports Paul Nehlen in the First Congressional District, Nehlen says it shows where Ryan stands in the Republican party.
“It’s hard to disagree with the fact that Ryan’s efforts to undermine the Republican nominee, who he pretends to endorse, is exactly the kind of two faced dishonest politics that represents what’s wrong with Washington today,” Nehlen said Wednesday.
“Speaker Ryan’s repeated betrayal of Donald Trump is an act of sabotage against our party and an act of sabotage against our electorate who selected Mr. Trump as our nominee. Speaker Ryan’s actions once again indicate that he never cared about his constituents he’s been elected to represent,” Nehlen said.
Ryan endorsed Trump in June.
Nehlen also criticized Ryan’s stance on immigration, refugees and trade. He said Ryan is out of touch with his constituents and is more interested in pleasing corporate interest groups.
A spokesperson for Speaker Ryan’s campaign responded to Trump’s comments in a statement saying, “neither Speaker Ryan nor anyone on his team has ever asked for Donald Trump’s endorsement. And we are confident in a victory next week regardless,”
Donald Trump’s running mate Mike Pence announced he will fully endorse Speaker Ryan in the August 9th primary.