Pence distances self from Trump, backs House Speaker Ryan’s reelection bid

But the IN governor and Trump’s running mate declined to echo Trump’s claim that the election could be “rigged”. “Beat Crooked H!” – a reference to Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.


“I look forward to supporting Republican candidates in the days and weeks ahead all over the country, and so does Donald Trump”, the GOP vice presidential nominee told reporters while flying to a campaign stop in Virginia.

Ryan says it’s “distressing” that that’s not what the conversation is about.

On Wednesday, August 3rd, Nehlen tried to drive an even deeper wedge between Ryan and Trump.

Ryan faces a primary challenge next week from businessman Paul Nehlen, and Trump has expressed support for the challenger in the race.

On Trump’s attacks on the family of Capt. Humayun Khan, Ryan added, “You don’t do that to Gold Star families”.

“I don’t like doing this”, Ryan told a Wisconsin radio station. “But right now, I want to make sure that we win the White House”. Vice presidential nominee Mike Pence split with Trump and endorsed Ryan on Wednesday.

McCain has also criticized Trump in recent weeks for his statements that he might not back North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies who haven’t been fulfilling their financial obligations to the alliance. Kelly Ayotte as well as Ryan.

Combined data from the June and July Marquette University Law School polls shows that among Republican-leaning voters in the district, Ryan has a “favorable” rating of 84 percent. “He’s irremediable”, said Republican strategist Rick Tyler, who previously worked for Trump adversary Texas Sen.

Group organizers, which included the left-leaning advocacy organization and the anti-Trump Vets vs Hate coalition, said the Republican Arizona senator needs to set an example for his fellow lawmakers by distancing himself from Trump and his “hateful rhetoric” for the good of the nation.

Pence also pushed back on reports that the campaign was planning an intervention with Trump to address the recent controversies.

Clinton raised $63 million in July for her campaign, as well as $26 million for the Democratic National Committee and state parties, bringing her total monthly fundraising to about $90 million. “This wasn’t some nefarious deal”, he said of a payment that was part of a decades-old dispute over a failed military equipment deal.

Since his selection as Trump’s running mate, Pence has tried to stay focused on winning over conservatives skeptical of the NY billionaire, but his new boss keeps getting in the way.

Several senior USA officials involved in the Iran negotiations said they weren’t aware of any such video.

“This would be the end of any other Republican candidate in the history of the country”.

In an interview later Wednesday with Florida’s WPEC-TV, Trump was asked if he was being “baited into battles”.

“Everything he’s made he’s made somewhere else”, she said as she toured a Las Vegas electric manufacturer Thursday afternoon.

Pence’s comments on McCain come a day after he broke with Trump over whether to endorse Paul Ryan in his reelection campaign.

Trump’s missteps have caused widening ripples of anxiety among Republican officials with the election just three months away.


Nehlen says he’s “talked to everybody in Wisconsin and all of them are looking for Wisconsin’s independence day”.

GOP frustrations with Trump mount as allies weigh options