Former House Speaker Paul Ryan Says Trump Won’t Be Nominated in 2024 – Watch
Former House Speaker Paul Ryan didn’t win any friends from supporters of former President Donald Trump, but that is not a surprise.
Ryan said that the Republican Party would not nominate Trump gain because they would lose the 2024 election if they did. He made these comments while a guest on Fox Business with Stuart Varney on Tuesday.
“Is Donald Trump electable in 2024? Bearing in mind that you have a history with Mr. Trump,” asked Varney.
“Yeah, bear in mind, everybody knows our feelings towards each other,” Ryan laughed.
“My point is, we’re gonna want to win so badly we’re gonna want to beat [President Joe] Biden and the Democrats in 2024, that we won’t nominate Trump because we want to win,” he explained.
“That new swing voter in American politics is the suburban voter,” Ryan continued, “and it’s really clear the suburban voter doesn’t like Trump, but they like Republicans. So I think anybody not named Trump, I think is so much more likely to win the White House for us.”
Ryan went on to point out that the GOP lost Congress and the White House after Trump was elected.
“Why would we want to risk giving the nomination to somebody we know — we haven’t lost, my party hasn’t lost this much, this fast, than we have with Trump. We lost the House, the Senate, and the White House in the span of two years,” said Ryan.
“I don’t want to repeat that, I want to win,” he concluded.
The former House Speaker went on to say that he expected his party to win between 20 and 30 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives and retake control. He also said that he was unsure about what would happen in the Senate.
Ryan was tight-lipped about who he would prefer as a Republican candidate in 2024, but he did say he was impressed with all the potential candidates like Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin, former U.N. ambassador Nikki Haley, and former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.