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In Trump Standoff, Ryan Risks Isolation Early in Speakership

  • Seven months into job, Ryan is winning praise for his style
  • As more Republicans back Trump, pressure increases on Ryan
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Will Paul Ryan Ever Back Donald Trump?

Eighteen days after declining to endorse Donald Trump, Paul Ryan is starting to look a bit lonely.

That sense of isolation began with the unusual path that Ryan took to becoming speaker of the U.S. House and it’s deepening now as his top Republican lieutenants climb aboard the Trump train.