It’s official. On Tuesday, Donald Trump became the confirmed Republican nominee for president.
Speaker Paul Ryan – who refused to endorse Trump for a a very long time – formally declared Trump and VP-candidate Mike Pence to be the Republican standard-bearer.
Trump’s kids loved it.
Later that night, former presidential hopeful Chris Christie went on a tirade against Hillary Clinton. Far from making policy arguments, Republicans this year want to win by sending the other side to prison.
So it finally happened.
After weeks and weeks of publicly standing up against Donald Trump, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan – the highest ranking Republican in the country – finally caved and endorsed the presumptive nominee.
Ryan wrote an op-ed in his hometown paper saying that Trump can make the Republican agenda come true.
“It’s no secret that he and I have our differences. I won’t pretend otherwise. And when I feel the need to, I’ll continue to speak my mind. But the reality is, on the issues that make up our agenda, we have more common ground than disagreement.”