Paul Ryan: โ€˜I Wonโ€™t Defend Trump โ€” Not Now, Not In The Futureโ€™

Breitbart released an audio of Paul Ryan prior to the election saying he had no interest in sticking up for Donald Trump.

โ€œI am not going to defend Donald Trump not now, not in the future,โ€ Ryan can be heard saying.

โ€œLook, you guys know I have real concerns with our nominee,โ€ Ryan continued. โ€œI hope you appreciate that Iโ€™m doing what I think is best for you, the members, not whatโ€™s best for me. So, I want to do whatโ€™s best for our members, and I think this is the right thing to do. Iโ€™m going to focus my time on campaigning for House Republicans. I talked to a bunch of you over the last 72 hours and here is basically my takeaway.โ€

โ€œTo everyone on this call, this is going to be a turbulent month. Many of you on this call are facing tough reelections. Some of you are not,โ€ Ryan added. โ€œBut with respect to Donald Trump, I would encourage you to do what you think is best and do what you feel you need to do. Personally, you need to decide whatโ€™s best for you. And you all know whatโ€™s best for you where you are.โ€