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For GOP Leaders Like Paul Ryan, Trump Poses Unique Dilemma

House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI), speaks to the media during his weekly media briefing on Capitol Hill on Sept. 29, 2016 in Washington. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI), speaks to the media during his weekly media briefing on Capitol Hill on Sept. 29, 2016 in Washington. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

As this election has progressed, Americans have seen just how much strife there is within the Republican Party.

Since a tape of Donald Trump making lewd comments about women back in 2005 was released, GOP leaders like House Speaker Paul Ryan are in a delicate dance of not wanting to totally denounce Trump, but not wanting to stand by him either.

To learn more about Ryan and the political and moral calculus going into his decisions, Here & Now‘s Robin Young speaks with Craig Gilbert, Washington bureau chief at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Guest

Craig Gilbert, Washington bureau chief at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. He tweets @WisVoter.

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