Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Trump hints that Ryan is part of 'sinister deal'

The Hill by Ben Kamisar

One day after warning the GOP that his "shackles are off," Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump floated the prospect of a "sinister deal" preventing Speaker Paul Ryan from coming to his defense.

Trump at a Florida rally on Wednesday questioned why Ryan, who effectively conceded Trump's White House chances during a call with lawmakers this week, wouldn't come out and congratulate him after Sunday's presidential debate.

"Wouldn't you think Paul Ryan would call and say, 'good going,' " Trump said in Ocala.

"You'd think they'd say, 'Great going, Don. Let's go, let's beat this crook. Let's beat her, we've got to stop her.' No, he doesn't do that. Theres a whole deal going on, we're going to figure it out. I always figure things out. There's a whole sinister deal."

Republicans have been scrambling to keep their distance from Trump after Friday's release of damaging audio in which Trump talks about groping women without their consent.

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