As more presidential contenders declare their candidacy some Republicans are taking the time to publicly break with former President Donald Trump well ahead of the 2024 primaries.
Former House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) is firmly against what is now Trump’s third pursuit of the White House and says he intends to keep his distance-literally.
In an interview with WISN-TV, Ryan said he will not attend the Republican National Conference (RNC) if former President Trump wins the party’s presidential nomination in 2024.
Ryan announced the results naming Trump as the Republican nominee in 2016 when he was the chair of the RNC convention.
“It depends on who the nominee is. I’ll be here if it’s someone not named Trump,” he said.
The 2024 RNC will be held in Ryan’s home state Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
“I’m not interested in participating in that, no. Even in Wisconsin,” he added.
Ryan, who was now-Sen. Mitt Romney’s (Utah) vice presidential running mate, expressed his doubts Trump will manage to win the GOP’s nomination.
“The reason I don’t think he’ll be our nominee is because we now we’re going to lose with him,” he said. “He cost us the House in ’18, he lost the White House in ’20, he cost us the Senate in ’20, he cost us the Senate again in 2022, and he cost us probably a good dozen House seats in 2022. This is a lesson we don’t need to repeat again.”
Despite his lack of confidence in Trump’s latest presidential pursuit the former House Speaker refused to throw his support behind any other candidate.
On Sunday, Trump ripped into Ryan over his comments on Truth Social.
“Paul Ryan is a loser, Mitt Romney could have won without him. I won twice, did much better the second time, and was 233 Wins out of 253 Races in the Midterms. Paul Ryan is destroying Fox, and couldn’t get elected dogcatcher in the Republican Party!” he posted.
Since leaving Congress in 2019, Ryan has served on the board of Fox News’s parent company and as vice chairman of Teneo, a public relations and CEO advisory firm.
Crybaby Ryan—going to take his toy and go home——please stay there
GOOD! Stay FAR FAR AWAY! You are and have been GOOD for NOTHING! You are a REAL RAT! no REP.
No one cares!
ggThat okay Ryan as you are a RINO anyways, you stepped down as speaker just to give Nancy and the democrats power to try and railroad President Trump which you were part of. Didn’t work did it. Republican in sheep clothing.
Mr. Ryan, why don’t you go ahead and change to Democrat? You definitely act like a Democrap, cause you and Romney and a few others damned sure don’t like like Republicans!!!!!
He was a damn poor excuse of a house speaker. RINO!
Paul Ryan is no Republican
leader..he is a boot licking
Democrat living RINO.
Not worthy of shining President Trump’s shoes.
Good riddance. No one will miss you!!
So not sure what happen my post should have said That’s okay. Not what it shows. Hate that when it happens. Need to proof read.
What makes you think Ryan that anyone cares. Get lost.
Just go away .loser
Sounds like a spoiled brat. Like his personality or not, Trump governed skillfully and effectively. When people vote for performance, policy, and merit instead of personality, we all win.
He ain’t no leader!
Paul Ryan is NOT a Leader. He is a sorry excuse for a Republican. Please cease and desist in call him either.
Paul, it’s not Trump causing the elections being lost. It is because of the total support of Big Tech and the media– colluding with the Dems. Oh, and RINOs like you for not supporting your party, like Mitch.
Great. Don’t watch anything to do with inept Ryan anyway !!!
I can’t stand this RINO, he has always been a jerk.
They are panicking because they know President Trump is NOT part of the Skull and bones club and he is NOT Deep State and NOT owned by China ! Ryan and the other RINOS are going to be run out of their positions eventually. Suck it up smirky face Ryan, Trump WILL be 2024 ‘s President !
A Republican? Not in a million years. This piece of dung should never have been Speaker and as always, it who you know not what you know.
He was a RINO when he held office. Glad he won’t attend if Trump wins the nomination. Don’t need him.
You and Mitt won’t be missed. How’s dementia Joe working out for you?
Were I to need a serious medical procedure, I would search for a doctor that has been extremely successful in the type of operation that I need, I wouldn’t care if he was gruff, insensitive, rude obnoxious, or prone to exaggeration, the important thing is can he do the job, and do it successfully?
Well, that’s what we have with Mr. Trump, he is sometimes obnoxious, however he gets the job done, and that is what America needs NOW.
And Mr. Ryans decision is based on his crybaby attitude, he has no idea what it takes to be a successful leader, you have to make tough decisions, and tough decisions always leave crybabies crying, thank God he is no longer in a leadership position.
He showed his rino colors when SOH he wouldn’t allow as my subpoenas of democrats for investigations. No loss at RNC.
Great news. Keep your sorry ass home
Good, stay away, undermining, self righteous jerk.
So “Cryin Ryan” is going to have a hissy fit and boycott the RNC if President Trump wins the nomination?? GOOD – -polly, you’re not welcome there anyway; the less we see of you, or hear from you, the better we like it!!
I don’t like Paul Ryan, don’t trust him and don’t think he’s a Republican. He was never a “leader” and rumors were he preferred people like Soros. Heck, he was supposed to be some kind of financial wizard and Patti Murray (D-WA) took him to the cleaners when they worked on a budget. It was embarrassing.
Thanks for the favor, rino!!!
Write if you get work, Paul! Maybe you and Romney can go fishing or something while the grownups are working on getting elected.
Paul Ryan is a TRAITOR for big $ & doesn’t care much how. 75+ Million TRUMP voters for America FIRST! TRUMP NOW!!!
LOL, poor Paul Ryan. He has to say something NOW because come Convention time nobody will even notice if he’s there or not. ALL EYES WILL BE ON DONALD J. TRUMP THE 45TH, RIGHTFULLY THE 46TH AND SOON TO BE 47TH POTUS.
Wimp rhino should stay at home and keep his wimpy thoughts to himself as he is a loser.
Bring on Donald Trump, HE HAS MY VOTE.
I just don’t care about Ryan, what a looser, bring on Trump he has our vote.