Speaker Ryan: 'I'll be voting for' Trump

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  • Furry1993 Ogden, UT
    June 5, 2016 5:36 p.m.

    Given Trump's most recent melt-down and vituperation, I sincerely hope Ryan shows some fortitude, integrity and ethics, and reconsiders his position.

  • Gus Talwynd Salt Lake City, UT
    June 4, 2016 5:35 p.m.

    worf
    Mcallen, TX

    Worf, you surprise me. Are you giving up on "cheap shots" yourself? I look forward to having an "intellectual discussion" after all these months.

    Paul Ryan is a very unhappy man. He wanted Donald Trump to tone it down, and Trump turned up the volume. I will grant you that Trump's followers like what he is doing, but no one, and I mean "no One", knows what's going to come out of his mouth and what he will do exactly. There's a lot of "hope" that he doesn't go off on a bender and mess everything up after so many anti-Trumpers decided to climb on the Trump Train.

    Each day brings something new and different. It's one surprise after another. After Megyn Kelly's latest criticism, I expect Trump to put her back on his enemies list. I see that Trump is now courting Susana Martinez, governor of New Mexico, but after what he said about her I wonder if she will forgive and forget. And then there's Mitt Romney. Does he not still have the adoration of Utah Mormons?

  • FanOfTheSith Vernal, UT
    June 4, 2016 4:08 a.m.

    @london josh,

    "I'm honestly getting excited about seeing somebody with the guts to take on people, we've had enough diplomacy, we need a real stand-up leader."

    So I take it, Trump doesn't want to be an apologist for the United States of America? ;-)

  • Salsa Libre Provo, UT
    June 3, 2016 2:34 p.m.

    rubbergoose
    bountiful davis, UT

    "Terrorist are coming up from Latin America and some are caught."

    Do you find terrorists hiding under your bed? Or maybe they're in your closet? Anyway, if you look hard enough, you can find terrorists anywhere. Maybe their walking down State Street right now!

  • Mad Hatter Provo, UT
    June 3, 2016 2:28 p.m.

    Jimbo Low
    PLEASANT GROVE, UT

    " . . . Hillary will finish the job of...how did you put it--oh yeah ruining America."

    Can people assume that when you say "ruining America" you are expressing frustration that you're not getting your way in the political fight? Many who remark similarly are speaking in hyperbole, that American is no longer like they imagine it was 40-50 years ago when most white Americans lived in a world of self-entitlement and privilege. It's the old Sarah Palin rant to "take America back", meaning oppose the de-whitening of America and the multi-cultural demographic changes that were coming to dominate society.

    It was not that people lives were being destroyed or they were losing their financial position (much less the image of America becoming devastated by war like Europe in the 1940s), but the loss of advantage over others they felt superior to in society. Being white is a post-white America does not mean loss of one's humanity, it only means sharing what is available with others previously left out. It also means that previous dominant groups no longer have sole control over others in their daily lives.

  • Gus Talwynd Salt Lake City, UT
    June 3, 2016 2:13 p.m.

    Paul Ryan is beginning to see the folly of his ways. After declaring his "support and endorsement" of Donald Trump by announcing that he will vote for The Donald, Trump has moved on to again repeat the same take-no-prisoners approach to politics. Ryan urged Trump to "tone it down", but Trump is calling the shots and Ryan is following along afraid of angering his new master.

    Hoping that Trump will support his legislative effort in the House, Ryan is left adrift with his hopes on a sea of turmoil. Who knows what Trump will do. Certainly not Ryan. Now we have Trump railing against the Washington Post reporter for asking about the veterans fundraiser money and embarrassing Trump to the point where he had to make good on his promise.

    Also, we have the unearthing of the Trump University fraud and the people he specifically targeted for a fleecing. Trump doesn't like his scam being exposed, so he attacks the federal court judge overseeing the case for being a "Mexican" - code for someone he and his supporters shouldn't like.

    And this is what Ryan has bought into. He sold his soul only to be disappointed.

  • Old ball coach Sandy, UT
    June 3, 2016 1:50 p.m.

    This is news? sounds like a straight party vote if you ask me!

  • Open Minded Mormon Everett, 00
    June 3, 2016 1:32 p.m.

    @rubbergoose
    bountiful davis, UT

    Ryan, has not only not "sold his soul" in endorsing Trump but actually sustaining the candidate who may have received divine help as our country is being shown mercy from above.
    10:12 a.m. June 3, 2016

    =============

    Yikes!
    See, this is the scariest comments I have ever read.
    Worse than when Latter-Day Saints were saying GW Bush was being guiding by God.

    BTW --
    You know the LDS Church has already made a public statement deriding things Donald Trump has said that threatened Freedom of Religion [Dec. 8th, 2015].

    I suspect there will be more before now and November...

  • Happy Valley Heretic Orem, UT
    June 3, 2016 12:35 p.m.

    rubbergoose you must be kidding, right?
    Trump is "chosen" like your religious leaders?
    Conservatives have a strange way here in Utah, of imposing their religious beliefs onto elected officials. I remember Bush to was chosen of God, too. Then there's the myth of St Reagan, and most recently Mitt was the chosen one, the rest of America disagreed of course. But Trump?

    Love how religious people know who God would chose, conveniently it's always the same person they chose, regardless of the persons actual beliefs.

  • Jimbo Low PLEASANT GROVE, UT
    June 3, 2016 11:45 a.m.

    @Craig Clark:
    "Make no mistake about it, the GOP is a deeply divided party over its presumptive nominee."
    The Republicans are coming together slowly. I don't see the Democrats singing Kumbaya at this point either. Hillary should be on her sweeping states victory tour and Bernie keeps racking up victories and strangely getting further and further from the nomination (how could I put this another way....deep divisions amongst Democrats).
    This will certainly be an interesting election circus....I mean process.

  • Craig Clark Boulder, CO
    June 3, 2016 10:54 a.m.

    rubbergoose,

    "....Paul Ryan sees the writing on the wall. We are sailing into perilous waters. Out of 16 republican candidates Trump is the best choice for these times...."
    ______________________________

    Ryan has deep misgivings about Trump. It took him over a month to finally say he would vote for Trump. He conspicuously avoided use of the word endorse. He continues to oppose Trump’s immigration policy proposals to build a wall and order mass deportations. Make no mistake about it, the GOP is a deeply divided party over its presumptive nominee.

  • rubbergoose bountiful davis, UT
    June 3, 2016 10:12 a.m.

    Trump reminds me of the man ordained for a calling by J Golden Kimball in Wyoming, at the start of the ordination J Golden saw a package of cigars in his pocket so included "Cigars and all" in ordaining the man to a calling in the LDS church. Trump is chosen to be President "faults and all" Does anyone but me, know of all the good he has done? He has helped many, many people and has charity, something hard to find these days. Ryan, has not only not "sold his soul" in endorsing Trump but actually sustaining the candidate who may have received divine help as our country is being shown mercy from above.

  • ThornBirds St.George, UT
    June 3, 2016 10:07 a.m.

    This shows what power does to an individual.
    Seems like we all have read, through the centuries, what power does to a person. One will find this in religion, philosophy, the rise and fall of civilizations, medical books discussing mental illness.
    It runs the gambit.
    Those we saw as moderate, clear thinking, educated, family oriented, decent, America loving individuals....
    ....have sunk to the bottom.
    Any respect we may have had for them....
    ...gone.

  • rubbergoose bountiful davis, UT
    June 3, 2016 9:57 a.m.

    Thank goodness we will have someone who won't be asleep at the wheel in 6 months. Terrorist are coming up from Latin America and some are caught. Some may not be. President Obama said he doesn't think terrorist are interested in going that route. We have been protected from a Commander in Chief who ambivalent at best. Can Trump be rude? Yes! But he is competent, loves are country and will fix some things that aren't beyond the point of no return. Paul Ryan sees the writing on the wall. We are sailing into perilous waters. Out of 16 republican candidates Trump is the best choice for these times.

  • Open Minded Mormon Everett, 00
    June 3, 2016 9:21 a.m.

    Sad.
    Who's next?
    Mitt Romney?

    Party above all else,
    Party ahead of Principles??

  • Craig Clark Boulder, CO
    June 3, 2016 9:12 a.m.

    Trump thanked Ryan for his endorsement afterwards by launching into more angry tirades. Ryan had been hoping Trump would tone it down but it's becoming clear to me that we shouldn't expect Trump to tone it down one little bit. He's gone into overdrive.

  • Third try screen name Mapleton, UT
    June 3, 2016 8:23 a.m.

    I think Ryan was hoping to someday be the insurgent/non-establishment candidate.
    Of course, the way he became Speaker screams the very idea that he is a RINO from the establishment club.
    So much for that idea.
    He'd rather have a colonoscopy than endorse Trump...but he's got an election to win.

  • Mad Hatter Provo, UT
    June 3, 2016 1:58 a.m.

    Well, what more can you expect from the Speaker. He's caught between a rock and a hard place. So he take the route that allows him a way to justify his reluctance and not offend other party leaders who have succumbed to Trump's nomination.

    Only a couple of months ago these people were saying that Trump was the worst person to become president. They came very close to saying they would rather Hillary Clinton become president because Trump was both unqualified and incapable.

    Now they change there perception because there is "hope" that Trump will support and promote "some" of the Republican agenda. That's pretty thin. But even more important to Republicans is getting a Supreme Court justice more to their liking. They didn't break with tradition and the Constitution to block President Obama's nominee to finally give in because Trump is their candidate for president. This is key to the whole jumping aboard the Trump Train.

    They rationalize: Trump may not give us everything we want, but Hillary certainly won't give us what we want. It's a strange bargain with the devil, but it is a bargain they're willing to make.

  • delasalle Sandy, UT
    June 2, 2016 9:55 p.m.

    Sold his soul. You can hope and pray that Trump supports your positions but you can't change that he's unbecoming of the office of the POTUS. So sad that we are attempting to elect a man who is focused on nothing more than self aggrandizement. Look up demagogue. He fits the definition to a T. It's so sad how many are falling for the charade. If he wins, we'll get what we deserve.

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    June 2, 2016 9:47 p.m.

    @Hutterite,

    Cheap shots doesn't cut it.

    On what do you intellectually base your opinion?

  • Hutterite American Fork, UT
    June 2, 2016 5:48 p.m.

    "she is the one in the pantsuit that coughs a lot"...the one that just wiped the floor with trump over foreign policy.
    Ryan didn't just pick the loser, but bet on him. That's charity.

  • Jimbo Low PLEASANT GROVE, UT
    June 2, 2016 5:48 p.m.

    @FatherofFour:
    "GOP = Trump. All the way down the ballot."
    So are you saying Dem = Hillary. All the way down the ballot?
    I don't agree but as a Republican I would take that every day until November.

  • CH Cougar PLEASANT GROVE, UT
    June 2, 2016 5:09 p.m.

    @Hutterite:
    "Picking the loser, eh?..."
    This is very easy--she is the one in the pantsuit that coughs a lot. Paul isn't the only one that recognizes this.

  • Hutterite American Fork, UT
    June 2, 2016 4:40 p.m.

    Picking the loser, eh? Well, that's mighty nice of you, Paul.

  • Janet Pete Salt Lake City, UT
    June 2, 2016 4:37 p.m.

    This was always expected. It just wasn't very enthusiastic. Kind of a, "Well, OK."

    But how does he stand on building the Wall he was previously opposed to? Does he still oppose it?

    And how does he stand on chasing down and deporting millions of undocumented immigrants? Does he still oppose it?

    Ryan is apparently not very happy with his decision, but it's now over and he's made it. It's interesting that he said he will "vote" for Donald Trump but he still does not "support" him. He has drunk the anti-Hillary Kool-Aid and his stomach hurts.

    When Sarah Palin called to "take America back", we understood her meaning. When we hear Donald Trump say "Make America Great Again", we understand the subtext. And we understand the extreme reluctance Ryan experienced in making this decision. But, then, he has been a Party guy all along.

  • disowned117 South Jordan, UT
    June 2, 2016 4:29 p.m.

    I'm not affiliated with any party, and used to have respect for Mr. Ryan....

  • BYU and Jazz Fan Provo, UT
    June 2, 2016 4:24 p.m.

    I think it is actually good of him to support Trump. Granted, I don't like Trump for president and think he'll cause things to become ever worse and our relationships with other countries will worsen as well. However, the people of the United states chose Trump to be the GOP nominee so the party should fall in line to back him. It is one way to show they care about what the people think despite them doing otherwise before.

  • Jimbo Low PLEASANT GROVE, UT
    June 2, 2016 4:15 p.m.

    @riverofsun:
    "Yes, Mr. Ryan is willing to ruin America in order to try to save the GOP."
    I think most of us voting GOP are hopeful Trump will do some good things rather than hope Hillary changes course 180 degrees and does everything opposite of what she has promised. Barak Obama has promised change and we certainly have had that. Hillary will finish the job of...how did you put it--oh yeah ruining America.

  • patriot Cedar Hills, UT
    June 2, 2016 4:07 p.m.

    well I guess Glenn Beck has one less thing to talk about now...

  • FatherOfFour WEST VALLEY CITY, UT
    June 2, 2016 4:07 p.m.

    The House GOP leader endorsed the GOP candidate? You don't say! And all of the other GOP candidates are falling in line and supporting their presidential nominee as well? Folks, there really is no difference between Trump and your average regular republican. That's why he did so well in the primaries. GOP = Trump. All the way down the ballot.

  • FT salt lake city, UT
    June 2, 2016 3:47 p.m.

    I have not seen such political enthusiasm since Ben Carson exited the race.

  • 65TossPowerTrap Salmon, ID
    June 2, 2016 2:41 p.m.

    If you believe this - I have a bridge in Brooklyn that I willing sell at below cost.

  • TexasBlue Flower Mound, TX
    June 2, 2016 2:29 p.m.

    It's about time!

  • london_josh lincoln, CA
    June 2, 2016 2:21 p.m.

    bring on the crazy train.

    Seriously, I'm ready for Trump to be president. Seeing him call a reporter a sleaze the other day was interesting, then when they said "is this how press conferences will go with you as president" he simply said "yes".

    Maybe it's time for somebody who is a leader rather than a politician. Maybe it's time to call putin a scumbag rather than pander to him.

    I'm honestly getting excited about seeing somebody with the guts to take on people, we've had enough diplomacy, we need a real stand-up leader.

  • riverofsun St.George, UT
    June 2, 2016 1:51 p.m.

    Yes, Mr. Ryan is willing to ruin America in order to try to save the GOP.
    How many others are in this club?

  • OHBU Columbus, OH
    June 2, 2016 1:49 p.m.

    ...and the Republican backbone loses one more vertebrae.

  • Say No to BO Mapleton, UT
    June 2, 2016 1:44 p.m.

    Vote Ryan OUT in November. He's just pandering.