The Republican candidate trying to replace Rep. Paul Ryan told Newsmax TV
the House Speaker 's anti-Donald Trump rhetoric is "despicable."
"Paul Ryan's not a unifier. He's no unifier. He's not on the side of the voters," Wisconsin businessman Paul Nehlen told "The Steve Malzberg Show" Friday.
"It's the will of the people that we have to get behind. Paul Ryan has been the never Trump, never Cruz, never Rand Paul, he makes me crazy, that's who he's been. Paul Ryan is the #onlyme guy. That's who he is. He's been cranking up his PR machine. He's been just absolutely despicable I think in this whole thing."
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Nehlen, who is running against Ryan
to represent Wisconsin's 1st district, said he thinks Ryan's decision not to give
Trump his support (at least not yet) could be because Ryan is trying to position himself to become the presidential nominee at this summer's Republican National Convention.
"I think he either wants to be the nominee himself or he's trying to position somebody else, but I certainly think he thinks he's going to get this and the question I would ask is, why would you promote somebody who's failed in the world we're currently in? Why would you do that?" Nehlen said.
Nehlen added that he believes he's on the right track to steal Ryan's seat in November. Wisconsin's primary is scheduled for Aug. 9, less than a month after the July 18-21 Republican National Convention.
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