A month ago, House Speaker Paul Ryan announced that he would not be able to immediately endorse Donald Trump for President, even as the billionaire became the last candidate standing in the race for the Republican Party's nomination.
But just as Hillary Clinton started giving a major anti-Trump speech on Thursday, news broke that Ryan had made his decision.
Ryan penned a column for the The Janesville Gazette, listing the various topics he has discussed with the presumptive GOP nominee:
“Donald Trump and I have talked at great length about things such as the proper role of the executive and fundamental principles such as the protection of life. The list of potential Supreme Court nominees he released after our first meeting was very encouraging.”
“The House policy agenda has been the main focus of our dialogue,” Ryan added while referencing the upcoming five-point plan that House Republicans are gearing up to roll out this month.
At the end of the column, Ryan assured readers that he will indeed be supporting Trump in November, writing (emphasis added):
“Through these conversations, I feel confident he would help us turn the ideas in this agenda into laws to help improve people’s lives. That’s why I’ll be voting for him this fall.”
You can call it an endorsement, as his communications advisor made clear:
As Speaker of the House, Ryan will serve as the chairman of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, this July.
And he will be there with a full-throated support of Donald Trump.