The Republican Speaker of the House was interviewed by Politico’s Glenn Thrush, and gave a rather conditions-filled answer to a simple question.
“Do you think he can really win?”
“Yeah, sure, of course I do,” Ryan responded. “I’m not gonna — I’m not a betting man,” Ryan added when pressed if he would bet his own money on a Trump victory.
“I think if we get our party unified, and if we do the work we need to do to get ourselves at full strength, and if we offer the country a clear and compelling agenda that is inspiring, that is inclusive, that fixes problems, that is solutions-based and based on good principles, then, yes, I think we can win.”
The Speaker, who earlier this month met with Trump after saying he wasn’t yet ready to endorse the presumptive Republican nominee, indicated he will continue calling out the businessman, telling Politico, “I’ve done that in the past, and I will do that in future if need be, and I hope it’s not necessary.”