Saturday, June 4, 2016

Ryan disagrees with Trump on racial attacks, Scriber wants list of differences

Yesterday I pondered the possibility that Ryan would disclose the differences that characterize his relationship with Trump.

Perhaps he will elaborate on which of Trump's wretched ad-hoc-isms constitute "common ground" and which constitute "our differences."

Here is one from TalkingPointsMemo: Trump's attack on a Hispanic federal judge presiding over the case involving the scam also known as Trump University.

"The comment about the judge the other day just was out of left field from my mind. It's reasoning I don't relate to," Ryan said in the interview, which was highlighted by BuzzFeed. "I completely disagree with the thinking behind that and so he clearly says and does things I don't agree with."

Then, Mr. Ryan, why did you submit to Trump's domination? What other "things you don't agree with" are in the wings?

Ryan should be pestered relentlessly by the mainstream media to disclose the full list. And there is such a list.

Ryan just endorsed Trump Thursday, but the comments forecast a long election cycle for Ryan who will have to continuously distance himself from his party's nominee.

Ryan said during the interview that he has "had to speak up" at times, such as when Trump has made comments about banning Muslims from the U.S. and when Trump was slow to distance himself from former KKK leader David Duke.

Ryan said, however, that he still plans to support Trump because "it is clear to me that we have somebody who is a willing partner in advancing" his agenda.

Note that there is a subtle smidgeon of ambiguity here. somebody : Trump :: his : Ryan? or is it somebody : Ryan :: his : Trump? I am sure Ryan meant the former. I am equally sure that should Trump become President, Ryan will get the latter.

"I know for darn sure that Hillary Clinton is going to go in the opposite direction on every one of these things," Ryan said.

Oh, God, I hope so.

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