Why Does Donald Trump Need Paul Ryan?

Why Does Donald Trump Need Paul Ryan?


He’s anti-establishment. He’s without precedent. He’s self funded. He’s Donald Trump. And just like he didn’t need Mitt Romney, Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, Jeb Bush or anyone else, he doesn’t need Paul Ryan. Ryan is the Speaker of the House whose entire life has been spent in Washington as a career politician. Trump’s campaign has represented the complete opposite of everything that is the Washington establishment Ryan has been a part of since January 1999. Ryan says he’s not ready yet to support Trump. That’s cute. So what?

The same arguments of blind partisanship against basic facts and established reason that Republicans have used routinely against Rep. Barack Obama, are the same arguments and Trump is using against establishment members of the Republican Party. How sweet it is to watch certain individuals look helpless as Trump rolls right over them.

Now Sarah Palin arrives today to announce that she Paul Ryan’s career is over and that she would support a primary challenger against him. “I think Paul Ryan is soon to be ‘Cantored,’ Palin said talking about the shocking loss of former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor.  The only thing Palin forgets is no one pays attention to Palin.  Just like no voter is stands in a voting booth voting one way or the other because the current Speaker of the House has an issue.

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Lauren Victoria Burke
Twitter: @LVBurke / Lauren Victoria Burke is an independent journalist who analyses politics and justice reform. She created Crewof42.com, a blog that covers the work of African American members of Congress, in 2009. Ms. Burke has also been a staffer for the Senate Democratic Policy Committee and Director of Communications for Rep. Andre Carson (D-IN). She has had a very diverse career in politics and media and appears weekly on NewsOneNow with Roland Martin. She has also appeared on Hardball with Chris Matthews, Politics Nation with Al Sharpton and Up with Steve Kornacki on MSNBC. She is also a contributing writer for NBCNews.com and TheRoot.com Ms. Burke was born in the Bronx, New York and grew up on Long Island. She holds a B.A. in History from The American University. E-mail: LBurke007@gmail.com. Instagram: LVB325.