Paul Ryan: top Republican swept up in Trump firestorm

Donald Trump has suggested that if he wins the November presidential election, Paul Ryan would lose his House speaker jobWith one eye on Donald Trump’s implosion and another on maintaining his party’s majority in Congress, House Speaker Paul Ryan is the man in the middle — struggling with whether to stand by the Republicans’ man, or bail. For the past year as the nation’s top elected Republican, Ryan’s role has been to keep the House of Representatives — and its raucous, fractured Republicans — on an even keel, while shepherding conservative legislation through Congress and onto the president’s desk. After hesitating to come on board with Trump earlier this year, he has sought for months now to reconcile his party with the controversial billionaire non-politician at the top of the ticket.

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