Paul Ryan: I Cannot Support Donald Trump Yet


Speaker of the House Paul Ryan said he is not ready to support or endorse presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. In an interview with CNN's Jake Tapper on Thursday, Ryan said it is possible for the party to be unified but not at the current moment.

"You have said that you will support the Republican nominee. Now you have a nominee, Donald Trump. will you support him?" Tapper asked.

"Well, to be perfectly candid with you, I'm not ready to do that yet at this point," Ryan said. "I am not there right now. I hope to though. And I want to. What's required is that we unify the party. And I think the bulk of the burden of unifying the party will have to come from our presumptive nominee. I do not want to underplay what he accomplished. He needs to be congratulated for an enormous accomplishment for winning now a plurality of delegates and now he's on his way to winning the majority of delegates."

"So you're saying that you can't support or endorse him right now?" Tapper asked.

"I am basically saying that," Ryan answered.

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