Paul Ryan Burns Final Shred Of Dignity, Will Campaign With Trump (UPDATED)

He condemns the GOP nominee all the time. But he's still voting for him.

07/10/2016 3:25 AM AEDT | Updated 12/10/2016 1:26 AM AEDT
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Paul Ryan, basically: Donald Trump says awful, awful things. I endorse that guy!

UPDATE: Trump is no longer attending this event. More details below.

WASHINGTON ― Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) is campaigning with Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump in Wisconsin on Saturday, though it kind of seems he didn’t want you to know that.

Ryan’s campaign released a media advisory Thursday titled, “Paul Ryan to Attend Annual Fall Fest in Walworth County.” It’s an event in Ryan’s home state, and the advisory lists lots of state officials attending.

Oh, and three paragraphs in, it mentions Trump will be there too. 

It’s the first time the two will appear together since the Republican National Convention in July. Got any questions about Ryan’s decision to share a stage with Trump? “All questions related to Mr. Trump should be directed to the Trump campaign,” the release says.

The speaker condemns the GOP nominee all the time. He’s called him out for joking about someone shooting Hillary Clinton, anti-semitism, racism, insulting a Gold Star family, praising an Iraqi dictator, inciting violence, and associating with white supremacists, among other things.

But Ryan is still endorsing Trump for president. 

UPDATE: Oct. 8, 12:30 a.m. ― Trump is no longer attending the event after a bombshell video was released Friday night showing Trump saying incredibly offensive things about women.

“I am sickened by what I heard today,” Ryan said in a statement. “I hope Mr. Trump treats this situation with the seriousness it deserves and works to demonstrate to the country that he has greater respect for women than this clip suggests. In the meantime, he is no longer attending tomorrow’s event in Wisconsin.”

Editor’s note: Donald Trump regularly incites political violence and is a serial liar, rampant xenophobe, racist, misogynist and birther who has repeatedly pledged to ban all Muslims — 1.6 billion members of an entire religion — from entering the U.S.

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