Trump, Ryan increasingly at odds over future of the GOP
Donald Trump wants to win the White House this fall. Paul Ryan wants to save his own vision of the Republican Party for the future.
Those goals put Trump and Ryan increasingly at odds over both tone and substance as the businessman barrels toward the GOP presidential nomination. Ryan is appealing for political civility and a party rooted in traditional conservative principles. Trump is bucking campaign decorum and embracing policy positions that are sharply at odds with years of GOP orthodoxy.
Their starkly different visions for the Republican Party are a microcosm of the broader fissures roiling the GOP. And if Trump does become the Republican nominee, he and the House speaker’s ability to work together could be the first test of whether a party in turmoil can stay together.