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Paul Ryan: Trump Could Win If Party Has Unified Message

(Politico's "Off Message" Podcast)

By    |   Monday, 23 May 2016 09:54 AM

GOP presumptive nominee Donald Trump can win the presidency if he runs a campaign that unifies the party and is based not only on anger the electorate feels against Washington, but also offers real solutions to problems, House Speaker Paul Ryan told Politico's "Off Message" podcast.

In the interview, Ryan told host Glenn Thrush "when people go to the polls in November, they are not just picking a person who they think can shake things up because the system is broken . . .  they're also picking a path."

Ryan, who has so far refused to endorse Trump, emphasized that he did not desire to see the Republican Party divided and wanted to be a part of unifying it.

The secret to such unity, said Ryan, was to bring some substance to the debate.

"The Republican Party is a big ship on the sea moving around. Hopefully what House Republicans can do is add a keel and rudder to the ship to give it some substance, some direction and some vision along with our nominee."

Ryan refused to critique Trump during the interview, repeatedly saying that it was not his job to analyze the real estate mogul, instead insisting that "my job is substance, my job is unity, my job is working as the best Speaker of the House I can be."

He did, however, complement Trump by saying "he is refreshing in that he takes on political correctness" in an off-the-cuff manner, but also said that there are limits to that sort of style and that he must run the campaign in a way that is inclusive.

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