WASHINGTON (AP) – House Speaker Paul Ryan is all but conceding Hillary Clinton will be the next president.
In a conference call Monday morning with House Republicans, Ryan tells them that he will not defend Donald Trump or campaign with him for the next 30 days.
Instead, he says he will spend “his entire energy making sure that Hillary Clinton does not get a blank check with a Democrat-controlled Congress.”
That’s according to a person on the call who demanded anonymity to describe the private conversation.
Speaker Ryan also told congressional Republicans that he won’t defend Donald Trump now or in the future and will spend the next month defending his party’s House majority.