What to know about Paul Ryan's anti-poverty plan

What to know about Paul Ryan's anti-poverty plan

Ryan, who reemphasized his support for Trump to House Republicans in a closed-door meeting Wednesday, is rolling out an election-year agenda for members of Congress and the party's presidential nominee to run on in 2016. It wasn't so much that people were upset and angry with Ryan's capitulation, it was that they were very, very disappointed, and showed that through a variety of hilarious, but appropriate gifs.

The Manhattan billionaire has repeatedly said US District Court Judge Gonzalo Curiel's Mexican heritage made him unfit to oversee cases involving Trump University.

House Speaker Paul Ryan was already walking a tightrope trying to balance the interests of backing GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump while simultaneously condemning many of his comments - all while trying to push a conservative agenda focused on issues like poverty.

And while that must have been frustrating for the Republican leader, in a way, it may have been a blessing in disguise - because if the public fully understood what Ryan was recommending with regard to poverty, he'd probably have an entirely different controversy on his hands.

"I do absolutely disavow his comments".

Ryan said later that, "I give him probably more advice than he wants".

I am the chairman of the Republican convention. I do intend and plan on serving as the chairman of the convention.

He has called Donald Trump's attack of a federal judge "a textbook definition of racism", but he continues to support the GOP nominee, who's called out critics like Ryan for political correctness.

Prior to Tuesday's primary Pelosi formally announced that she endorsed Hillary Clinton for president.

"He's right-Trump isn't what Republicans stand for", comedian Samantha Bee said.

According to long-time Romney confidante, Spencer Zwick, Ryan was asked about his recent endorsement of Trump during his own speech at the summit but "said nothing new". "That's why, when he sealed the nomination, I could not offer my support for Donald Trump before discussing policies and basic principles".

Trump said on NBC's "Meet the Press" on May 8 that he was "blindsided" by Ryan's lack of an endorsement.

Stephanopoulos also noted that Ryan's national security agenda, which he unveiled last week, did not include some of Trump's controversial policies on immigration.

'I see it as my job as Speaker of the House to help keep our party unified, ' Ryan said, forecasting that 'if we go into the fall as a divided party, we are doomed to lose'.



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