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Former Speaker Paul Ryan Blames Dismal GOP Midterms On ‘Trump Hangover’

Former Republican speaker of the House Paul Ryan blamed the poor GOP exhibiting within the midterm elections on a Donald Trump “hangover,” calling the previous president a “drag on our ticket.”

Republicans ought to have “done better” in Tuesday’s midterm elections, mentioned the previous GOP lawmaker from Wisconsin on native WISN-12 News in an interview on Wednesday. (Check out the interview under.)

Ryan, who was by no means a lot of a Trump fan, mentioned he was pleased about Florida GOP Gov. Ron DeSantis’ blowout reelection victory, and blamed Trump for the celebration’s poor exhibiting elsewhere.

“I think Trump’s kind of a drag on our ticket,” mentioned Ryan, as a part of a rising refrain of Republicans calling on the celebration to dump Trump. “I think Donald Trump gives us problems politically. We lost the House, the Senate and the White House in two years when Trump was on the ballot — or in office.”

“I think we just have some Trump hangover. I think he’s a drag on our offices, on our races,” he added.

Ryan repeated his earlier prediction that Trump received’t be the celebration’s presidential nominee for 2024.

“I assume he’s probably going to announce, but I honestly don’t think he’ll get the nomination at the end of the day,” mentioned Ryan. “The reason I think so is we want to win, we want to win the White House, and we know with Trump we’re so much more likely to lose. Just look at the difference between votes, between Trump candidates and non-Trump-aligned candidates.”

“It’s really clear to me, and the evidence is pretty stark, that if we have a nominee not named Trump, we’re so much more likely to win the White House than if our nominee’s named Trump.”

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