Lou Dobbs

Earlier this week it was reported that a leaked audio tape of Paul Ryan slamming Donald Trump. The tape, which was made some months ago indicates that Ryan will not support Trump nor defend him. Ryan was heard sayin:

“There are basically two things that I want to make really clear, as for myself as your Speaker. I am not going to defend Donald Trump—not now, not in the future. As you probably heard, I disinvited him from my first congressional district GOP event this weekend—a thing I do every year. And I’m not going to be campaigning with him over the next 30 days … I talked to a bunch of you over the last 72 hours and here is basically my takeaway. To everyone on this call, this is going to be a turbulent month. Many of you on this call are facing tough reelections. Some of you are not. But with respect to Donald Trump, I would encourage you to do what you think is best and do what you feel you need to do. Personally, you need to decide what’s best for you. And you all know what’s best for you where you are.”

Many Trump supporters were not happy with this revelation. Among them, Fox Business anchor and proud Trump supporter Lou Dobbs. He just called for Paul Ryan’s resignation over the tape:

Although it isn’t likely Ryan will resign, it does highlight the growing tension between Donald Trump’s base and establishment Republicans.