Tales from the Trail
Former presidents George W. Bush and George H.W. Bush say they won’t attend the Republican convention. John McCain is also a no-go. Former presidential candidate Mitt Romney has actively criticized the party’s presumptive nominee. In fact, aside from Bob Dole, Trump has struggled to attract much support from Republicans who have run for national office — until now.
A day before Paul Ryan was set to meet with Donald Trump, the Republican House Speaker told a press conference at the Capitol what he thought about party unity and his party’s presumptive nominee.
The Ryan-Trump battle continues to boil. House Speaker Paul Ryan is expected to meet Thursday with presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump in an apparent attempt to find common ground. Earlier this week, Ryan raised eyebrows when he said he would step down as the co-chairman of the Republican National Convention if Trump asked him to do so.
By Ginger Gibson and Emily Stephenson
WASHINGTON — He is running as a businessman outsider for president, who would cut spending, tackle the nation’s immigration problem and stick to conservative fiscal policies. And he would legalize marijuana.