Paul Ryan laments that ‘Trump is the establishment’ GOP

Former Rep. Paul Ryan reflected on how far he’s drifted from the “establishment” Republican Party while former President Donald Trump has become the model.

Ryan offered his insight during an interview published Wednesday. The former speaker of the house has long been a vocal opponent of Trump, even amid his reelection bid.

“I’m in the minority in my party right now; I’m not in the establishment. I’m frankly an anti-establishment Republican, and I think you can safely argue — I don’t enjoy acknowledging this — that Trump is the establishment, and Trump populism is the establishment,” Ryan said.

“That Trump populism is this more isolationist strain that I think is wrong and dangerous, and I don’t support, but that does represent a large swath of Republican voters,” Ryan said.

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