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Washington Post Attacks Paul Ryan's Endorsement of Trump

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By    |   Friday, 03 Jun 2016 09:04 AM

The Washington Post, in a blistering editorial, ripped into House Speaker Paul Ryan's endorsement of presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump calling it a "sad day" for the GOP.

"It was a sad day for the speaker, for his party and for all Americans who hoped that some Republican leaders would have the fortitude to put principle over partisanship, job security or the forlorn fantasy that Mr. Trump will advance a traditional GOP agenda," the Post's editorial board said in a column.

Ryan had held off endorsing Trump until Thursday. Noting he still had differences with the outspoken candidate, Ryan said: "But the reality is, on the issues that make up our agenda, we have more common ground than disagreement," according to NBC News.

The Post, meanwhile, minced no words in going after Ryan's belated backing of Trump.

"Judging by his wild swings of position over the years, Mr. Trump does not believe in much of anything," the Post said. "The convictions that he does hold — against free trade and U.S. leadership abroad, for dividing the nation by religion and ethnicity — are antithetical to the principles Mr. Ryan has said guide him.

"Having secured the nomination without Mr. Ryan's help, a President Trump certainly would not feel bound by any assurances that Mr. Ryan believes he has heard from the candidate."

The Post claimed Trump was building a campaign on "lies, bigotry, insults, fearmongering and unreason."

And the newspaper added: "Following Mr. Ryan's endorsement, some insisted that the speaker had little choice. This is false. My dad used to say, 'If you're not a part of the solution, you're a part of the problem,'"  Mr. Ryan said in March. "When he has a comparable conversation with his children, how will Mr. Ryan explain the decision he made in this campaign?"

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