As much as he tries to elevate himself above the chaos of Donald Trump’s campaign with pleas for political harmony, House Speaker Paul Ryan should know that the rise of Trump in the Republican Party is no accident.
In fact, on issue after issue, Ryan and Trump are virtually indistinguishable, and that’s because their policies are the same divisive, dangerous, out-of-touch ideas that Republican leaders have been pushing for years. They both stand on a party platform that would destroy opportunities for hardworking families trying to climb the economic ladder, while handing out lavish tax breaks to those at the very top.
So when Trump campaigns in Ryan’s hometown of Janesville, Wisconsin today, it will be clear that the two men have much more in common than their professed love for the Badger State.
From fighting to defund Planned Parenthood, to repealing Obamacare, to building a wall at our southern border, and working against the Violence Against Women Act, Speaker Ryan has been building a welcoming home for Donald Trump’s extremism among Wisconsin Republicans for some time.
|Ryan doesn’t think that Planned Parenthood should get a “red cent” in funding||Trump does not support funding Planned Parenthood and endorsed a strategy to shut down the government over it|
|Ryan said he “repeatedly” voted for building a border wall||Trump vowed to build a “great wall” on the Mexican border|
|Ryan opposes a raise in the minimum wage||Trump says he does not want to raise the minimum wage and claims that wages are “too high”|
|Ryan accused President Obama of being “unpresidential” for wanting the US to accept Syrian refugees||Trump called for a “complete shutdown” of Muslims entering the United States|
|Ryan vowed to continue to call for the repeal of the Affordable Care Act||Trump said the Affordable Care Act has to be repealed|