Ex-Speaker Paul Ryan Says Trump Won't Be GOP Presidential Nominee
Former House Speaker Paul Ryan said former President Donald Trump will not be the GOP presidential nominee in 2024, Business Insider reported.
Photo Insert: "And so whether he runs or not, I don't really know if it matters. He's not going to be the nominee," Ryan stated.
By then, Trump's "unelectability will be palpable," the former Republican lawmaker said in a Teneo Insights Series conversation.
"We all know that he will lose," Ryan said. "Or, let me put it this way: We all know that he's so much more likely to lose the White House than anybody else running for president on our side of the aisle. So why would we want to go with that?"
Ryan, the GOP's former 2012 vice presidential nominee, said the only reason he stays relevant is because "everybody's afraid of him" going after them.
"The fact that he polls so much poorer than anybody else running for president, as a Republican against the Democrat, is enough right there. He's gonna know this. And so whether he runs or not, I don't really know if it matters. He's not going to be the nominee," Ryan went on.