Republicans continue their infighting, and it is glorious. Republican Speaker of the House, Paul Ryan, called out Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump over Trump’s refusal to release his tax returns. Ryan’s comments about Trump are just the most recent volley between the two in a public spat that has been ongoing for the entirety of the election. In the past Ryan has refused to endorse Trump, and Trump has refused to endorse Ryan.
During a press briefing Ryan was asked, “Four years ago, you released your tax return. Mike Pence released his tax returns last week. Do you think it’s a good idea for Donald Trump to release his tax returns?” Ryan did not hesitate in response, “I did release my tax returns. I’ll defer to Donald Trump as to when he thinks is an appropriate time to release his returns. I know he is under an audit, and he has an opinion on when to release those and I’ll defer to him on that.”
When pressed further Ryan clarified, “I released mine, he should release his. I’ll leave it to him when to do it.”
Considering if Trump were to win the presidency, and Ryan is second in the line of succession to the presidency if Trump were to win and then die or vacate his office, the two continuing to fight in public does none of their party members an ounce of good — which is great for everyone else on the side of sanity and reason.
Watch Ryan’s comments below: