Trump wins White House race, what about Paul Ryan?
The Republican nominee Donald Trump has won the race for White in a stunning victory that marks a new beginning in the American politics. However, experts say the victory of Trump would lead to the political upheavals within the Republican Party, especially between Trump and top Republican Paul Ryan, who is the current speaker of the House.
During the Trump campaign, Ryan raised criticism against the candidate several times as the businessman-turned-president elect repeatedly sparked outrage with his words. Ryan only supported Trump’s candidancy months after his announcement, revealing a strong rift between the two. And, since backing Trump, Ryan had reportedly separated himself from Trump in many occasions.
A month ago, Paul Ryan announced he will not either defend Trump or campaign for him and stressed that he was not yet formally endorsing Trump. The unhappy Trump later said the speaker should focus on other policy areas instead of fighting with the Republican nominee.
As Trump has won the election now, the question would that whether the party’s top leader can survive. And, how does the election result make an impact on Ryan’s political career?
Indicating the future conflicts in Republican Party, Fox News’ Sean Hannity predicted that “Paul Ryan is not going to be the speaker of the House in January”, Politico reported. He’s not going to be the speaker. “I mean, an amazing turn of events because the establishment on both sides lost touch with the real lives of real Americans, and Donald Trump opened the door, said we’re going to fix it and turn the table over,” he said.
Meanwhile, reports said the speaker called Trump and his running mate Mike Pence to congratulate them on Tuesday night.