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Ryan’s Low-Key Trump Endorsement Leaves Loose Ends for GOP

  • House speaker backs Republican after weeks-long impasse
  • Ryan says the two have ‘more common ground’ than disagreement
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Ryan Endorses Trump: Is the ‘Never Trump’ Movement Done?

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House Speaker Paul Ryan ended his high-profile standoff with Donald Trump by quietly endorsing him for president amid mounting pressure that left the speaker increasingly isolated within the Republican Party.

But it doesn’t end questions about the awkward accommodations that the Republican Party has made for its volatile nominee. After spending several weeks vetting Trump and then deciding to endorse, the speaker will now be tied more directly to his stances and utterances, which have not moderated as he’s turned toward the general election.