PAUL Ryan is the current Republican Speaker of the US House of Representatives.It was widely predicted that he was unlikely to retain his position as the 54th speaker after Donald Trump's huge victory over Democrat candidate Hillary Clinton.He said he will seek re-election, but as it seems he will not need to, as a spokesman confirmed he will remain in the position.Making his first public comments since Trump’s upset victory, Ryan himself said: “We had great conversations about how we would work together on the transition.”Ryan has been speaker for a year after his predecessor, John Boehner, retired.He has a bachelor's degree in economics and political science from Miami University.He was first elected to the House in 1998 as the second youngest member.Since then he has been re-elected eight times and never received less than 55 per cent of the vote.Usually speakers run for two year terms.The 46-year-old from Janesville, Wisconsin was his party's 2012 vice … [Read more...] about Who is Paul Ryan and will he remain Speaker of the House now Donald Trump is President?
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DONALD Trump brushed off the disappearing support of his own party and warned: "Now the shackles are off."The Republican candidate for US President has seen his backing dry up after a series of controversial taped comments released at the weekend.The most notable name to leave the Trump stable was Speaker Paul Ryan who admitted he could not support the businessman yesterday.And that drew the ire of Trump, who went on a furious Twitter rant this afternoon.The 70-year-old wrote: "It is so nice that the shackles have been taken off me and I can now fight for America the way I want to."He added: "Our very weak and ineffective leader, Paul Ryan, had a bad conference call where his members went wild at his disloyalty."A third tweet read: "Despite winning the second debate in a landslide (every poll), it is hard to do well when Paul Ryan and others give zero support!"He later turned his fire on the Republican party as a whole.The controversial former host of The Apprentice added: "With the … [Read more...] about Furious Donald Trump disowns ‘weak’ Republican party and vows to go it alone as backers defend his genital-grabbing comments
DONALD Trump and his wife Melania stepped out for the final time as President and First Lady elect at a lavish black tie dinner.The 70-year-old Republican was welcomed onto the stage at Washington D.C.'s Union Station by his soon to be Vice President Mike Pence just before 9pm.Melania stunned in a glittering ball gown, in typical Trump gold, as her victorious husband addressed the waiting crowd.In a speech filled with thank yous as well as barbed put downs, The Donald did make time for laughs joking that if it rains that was "OK because people will realise it's my real hair".He told the audience: "It may rain, it may not rain. I don't care. It doesn't matter. If it really pours that's OK because people will realize it's my real hair."It might be a mess but they're gonna see it's my real hair."The audience included every one from top Republicans to singers and reality stars.Speaker Paul Ryan and his wife Janna were at the plush event along with singer Jackie Evancho, who is set to sing … [Read more...] about Donald Trump is joined by his golden girl Melania for pre-inauguration dinner where he joked ‘you’ll know it’s my real hair’ if it rains today
That presidential nominees and their parties are not always exactly on the same page is not unusual. In fact, political differences between the candidate and segments of his or her party are quite common. Usually though, both sides try to iron out those differences as best as they can as soon as the dust from the primaries has settled and the national election campaign rolls around. Even when party members have serious misgivings about the candidate, as many Republicans had with the very conservative Barry Goldwater in 1964 and many Democrats had with the very progressive George McGovern in 1972, party and candidate at least nominally still work together. That's why the current public feud and split between Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and his party is unparalleled and has stunned scholars of US politics. Without precedent "We are in uncharted waters," said Scott Lucas, a professor of American Studies at the University of Birmingham in Britain. Nigel Bowles, the … [Read more...] about Donald Trump has broken the Republican Party
In a rare moment of party unity, Donald Trump endorsed House Speaker Paul Ryan and other top Republicans late Friday. "We have to unite," Trump said, speaking at a campaign rally in the US state of Wisconsin. "As president I will need a Republican Senate and House to accomplish all of the changes I want to make." He added that the campaign "is not about me or any one candidate." "We will have disagreements. But we will disagree as friends and never stop working together toward victory," Trump said. The reversal came after Ryan strongly attacked Trump's performance on Thursday, three months before Americans choose between Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. Ryan had reiterated that his support for the presidential nominee was not guaranteed. Trump also decided to endorse Arizona Senator John McCain, the party's 2008 nominee, in his congressional re-election campaign, after refusing to do so earlier. The billionaire has come under heavy fire from his own side … [Read more...] about Trump finally endorses leading Republicans Paul Ryan, John McCain