Ryan’s Angst Over Backing Trump to Get Prime-Time Audience

  • Speech looms as another test of speaker’s uneasy Trump embrace
  • Ryan says he wants unity, but support for Trump is qualified

Speaker of the House Paul Ryan checks the sound and the view from the podium the day before the start of the Republican National Convention at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland on July 17, 2016.

Photographer: Jeff Swensen/Getty Images

When House Speaker Paul Ryan addressed his home-state Wisconsin delegation Monday morning, there were two words that didn’t cross his lips: Donald Trump.

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