Wow, that didn't last long. Not so long ago House Speaker Paul Ryan denounced evil Donald Trump and insisted “all of us as leaders can hold ourselves to the highest standards of integrity and decency” and that “we shouldn’t accept ugliness as the norm.” Ryan, of course, was referring to Trump's campaign which was based on lies, bigotry, insults, and fearmongering.
Ryan made his deal with the devil and sold his soul after conversations with Trump reassured him he will help turn House GOP ideas into law. Really. How did that work out for Neville Chamberlain?
Ryan has endorsed Trump, whose “final solutions” include banning Muslims from entering the country, who casts aspersions on judges because of their ethnicity, who mocks people with disabilities, who lies repeatedly, who would muzzle the free press.
Ryan thinks he can control Trump, that he can play him like all the other suckers who have fallen for his Three-card Monte game. But Trump is playing a different game; he's the one holding all the cards. Ryan may have sold his principles for the Vice President ticket, but he will soon find out he's the Joker in the deck. And the first card to go is always the Joker.