Paul Ryan’s Trump Endorsement Reassures Republicans Who Feared He’d Developed a Backbone

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WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 24: U.S. Speaker of the House Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) listens during a media availability at the Republican National Committee (RNC) headquarters May 24, 2016 in Washington, DC. The House Republican Conference held a meeting prior to the media availability to discuss party matters. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

For all the talk of top Republicans potentially distancing themselves from Donald Trump over things like racism and fraud, party leaders are maturely putting their differences aside and prioritizing bedrock principles like being nice to a rich guy.

The likely GOP nominee won the endorsement on Thursday of House Speaker Paul Ryan, who was presumably won over by Trump University’s promises to make him rich.

By delaying his endorsement for the last few months, experts said Paul Ryan was trying to obtain important concessions from the businessman, like helping him find a last name.

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