In response: I know that Trump is winning, but I have many questions.How much does he know about the global affairs? What is his experience in politics? What is his plan, he keeps on saying “Let’s make America Great, again” and how will he achieve this? I noticed he makes all these promises. What happens when he does not keep his promise and the country finds out that the emperor does not have no cloths on? I disagree with his politics, but I agree that all have the right to run for the highest office in the country. Politics is not a joke, it not a fashion show, it is the lives of millions of people. I want someone who will represent all people and not just a few angry people.Stirring anger only makes the country look like we are a country of thugs in the media, not a country that is a leader in the world. Think about it and think hard. In stead of a leader taking us into the future, we might be headed into the twilight zone.
Donald Trump’s march to the White House experienced fierce level of resistance from his own party Thursday as senior lawmakers hesitated to promote him, party luminaries said they’d skip his nominating convention and others considered the possibility of a third-party bid.
House Speaker Paul Ryan said he’s ” not ready” to aid Trump, becoming the best elected Republican official to improve concerns about Trump since he became the party’s likely standard-bearer this week.
Within an interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper, Ryan said he wants Trump to unify “all wings of the Republican Party and the conservative movement” and run a campaign that may allow Americans to “have a thing that they’re proud to aid and proud to become a part of. ”
“And we have methods to go from here to there, ” Ryan said.
Trump dug in. Hours after Ryan’s announcement, Trump proclaimed in a statement that “I am not prepared to support Speaker Ryan’s agenda. ” He added, “Perhaps later on we can interact and come to an agreement in what is best for the American people. They have already been treated so badly for such a long time that it’s time for politicians to place them first! ”
Trump continued to highlight Ryan’s reports on Friday morning.
“So many great endorsements yesterday, aside from Paul Ryan! We should put America and MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN first! ” Trump tweeted.
On morning Friday, Trump confirmed he designed to meet with Ryan next week, but wasn’t sure what they’d talk about.
“I have absolutely no idea, ” Trump told Fox News’ “Fox Friends” about the conversation topics. ” There are a lot of days before that. ”
The developments reflect the growing split in the GOP in the days since Trump’s commanding victory in the Indiana primary, which forced his remaining Republican rivals out of the race. The resistance underscored how far he has to go to unite the party before the November general election.
CNN reached out to 16 Republican elected officials, leaders and major fundraisers associated with former Presidents Ronald Reagan, George H. W. Bush, George W. Bush and former Vice President Dick Cheney. Speaking on background, none of them said they were planning to go to this summer’s Republican convention. They didn’t say they would vote for Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton. But they said they were not yet supporting Trump.
2012 GOP nominee Mitt Romney declared he’d skip the convention, joining at least three prior Republican nominees — John McCain and both Presidents Bush — in declining to attend the event.
Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake told CNN’s Manu Raju that ” some of Trump’s positions” make it ” very difficult for me ” to aid him.
Meanwhile, Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse continued an extended Facebook diatribe against Trump and conservative blogger Erick Erickson said some members of Congress have joined his effort to recruit a third-party candidate.
Regardless of the day’s tumult, Trump gained some allies, including former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, his one-time rival in the 2016 race.
“He is not really a perfect man. But what I really do believe is that he loves this national country and he’ll surround himself with capable, experienced people and he’ll pay attention to them, ” Perry told CNN’s Dana Bash.
Bill Cole, a Republican candidate for governor in West Virginia, appeared onstage at a Trump event there Thursday and embraced the true estate mogul’s method of politics, drawing a comparison even.
“You go through the things that I really believe Donald Trump’s brings, and I’m that business guy, too. I’m one that will go in and make those tough decisions, ” Cole said.
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Taking center stage in the entire days ahead could be the divide between Trump and Ryan. The speaker’s move may help his party’s members deflect questions about Trump — but it additionally, means discord will continue before an over-all election where control of the Senate, several governorships and blue-state House seats are also at risk.
The gulf between Ryan and Trump now means Ryan, who as House speaker will chair the Republican National Convention, is months away from coronating a nominee he — so far — doesn’t officially support.
The first effort at détente between Trump and Ryan, Republican National Committee spokesman Sean Spicer told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer on Thursday evening, could come the next week. The RNC is attempting to set up a meeting between Trump and Ryan. The speaker’s spokesman tweeted that he’d be ” happy to attend. ”
Among the problems: The two aren’t on the same page in terms of policy.
On free trade, taxes, immigration, the minimum wage and more, Trump has broken from conservative orthodoxy — a problem for Capitol Hill Republicans who have prized purity in recent years.
Ryan laid out what he wants to see from Trump in his interview with Tapper.
“Saying we’re unified doesn’t in and of itself unify us, but taking the principles that we all believe in actually, showing that there surely is a dedication to those, and owning a principled campaign that Republicans could be proud about and that may actually appeal to most Americans — that, if you ask me, is what must be done to unify this ongoing party, ” the speaker said.
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Ryan’s comments about Trump quickly became a political football, with Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign highlighting the speaker within a “growing set of conservatives rebuking Trump” within an email.
A Republican strategist involved with Senate races told CNN that he’s worried Ryan has create a situation which will be problematic for him to eventually escape.
” What exactly are the conditions where Ryan will ever endorse? I have no idea how this ends, ” the strategist said. “What would make him reach a yes on Trump? I’m uncertain what Trump can do, apart from change his positions. ”
The speaker’s move may help House Republicans — particularly those facing competitive general election races — giving them cover to break from Trump, or delay a stance on whether they’ll support him in November.
But many Senate Republicans, including Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, and endangered members like New Hampshire’s Kelly Ayotte and Ohio’s Rob Portman, had already declared on Wednesday that they might keep their commitments to support the party’s nominee by backing Trump.
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Looming over it all is the prospect of a third-party campaign by a conservative intent on hewing closer to traditional Republican principles than Trump.
Erickson, the conservative blogger, told CNN — without naming them — that members of Congress have joined influential Republican members of the Trump movement in seeking out a candidate.
“Planning is continuing for a third-party, ” he said. “I don’t necessarily read this as Ryan endorsing a third party, but it gives motivation to people who want a third party to continue down that track. I have had several congressmen reach out to me to encourage a third party because they are worried about turnout in (November) because they want an alternative to Trump. ”
The candidate many conservatives view as ideal is Sasse, the freshman Nebraska senator. He has rejected overtures far thus, pointing to his young family and saying like-minded Republicans have to look for a candidate who can devote enough time essential to campaigning.
However in a Facebook screed in the first Thursday early morning, Sasse wrote: “Why shouldn’t America draft a genuine leader who’ll concentrate on 70% solutions for another four years? You understand… a grown-up? ”