Three times, House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., explained Thursday on CNN why he cannot support the Republican Party’s presumptive nominee, Donald Trump. Seen in light of previous statements by Ryan, it’s clear that the speaker’s biggest concern is that Trump does not share his belief that the presidency has become too powerful and needs to be reined in by Congress. “I think conservatives want to know, does he share our values and our principles on limited government, the proper role of the executive, adherence to the Constitution?” Ryan said.
President Obama scolded the media on Friday over its coverage of Donald Trump’s unorthodox campaign, entreating reporters to skip “the spectacle and the circus” of the 2016 race. As if on cue, he was then asked about the bombastic entrepreneur’s tweet about a taco bowl. This is not entertainment, this is not a reality show,” Obama admonished in the White House briefing room.