Twice in the same week, prominent Republican insider BIll Kristol has said that Paul Ryan secretly does not want Donald Trump to become the next president and may even be working against the Republican nominee.
“Trump is corrupting everyone who has supported him, or who is working for him, and even is accommodating or rationalizing,” Kristol said in an interview with MSNBC on Thursday. “At some point, doesn’t, sort of, self-respect sort of rear up and you just say to yourself ‘why am I saying things I don’t believe?’ Paul Ryan does not believe that Donald Trump should be the next president of the United States."
In an interview with CNN on Thursday, Kristol reiterated his claims. "Why do these Republican office-holders feel they had to do what they know is wrong? They’ll tell you it’s wrong in private, but in public they felt they had to go along, they had to bend the knee. Paul Ryan, a man I respect very much, why is he even pretending to support Donald Trump? He doesn't think Donald Trump should be President of the United States," he questioned.