Update: House Speaker Paul Ryan cancelled a campaign appearance with Donald Trump scheduled for Saturday after video leaked of lewd comments made by Trump in 2005 on Friday.
Original Story: House Speaker Paul Ryan officially endorsed Donald Trump’s candidacy in June, but Saturday will be the first time the two have appeared publicly together.
“This is what we call Fall Fest. This is our big ‘get out the vote’ rally we do in southern Wisconsin to get Republicans to unify to come together to go win,” Ryan said Friday morning on “The Laura Ingraham Show.” “We’re excited both Mike and Donald are going to be coming,” he added.
Ryan denied fiercely any desire to see Trump lose and criticized Republicans who have such a desire. “It’s a two-way street. We both have to help each other,” he said. “I am doing 22 states and 32 cities this month for the Republican Party all around America.”
“What I am saying and showing here is our agenda, here is what you can get done — but only with a unified Republican government,” Ryan explained. “You cannot turn this country around with this kind of divided government,” he said.
“[The] Supreme Court is the pressure cooker,” Ryan said. “If people are unsure how to vote, just think about the Supreme Court, religious freedom, and amendment rights,” he added.
“Hillary Clinton is going to double down on liberal progressivism.”
Ryan said he is optimistic about Republican prospects on Election Day. “I think Mike Pence knocked it out of the park; I think he did a great job [during his debate with Tim Kaine],” Ryan said. “We got two more debates — we’re hoping for a good debate and I think Donald’s going to do that. I think he’s absolutely got the potential to do that,” he noted.
“Hillary Clinton is a really, really weak candidate, and if we can pick up where Mike Pence left off, I think the whole thing could really come together,” said Ryan.