Earlier today, we reported that experts are predicting that GOP frontrunner Donald Trump will fall just short of the 1,237 delegates he needs to secure the nomination, so he will likely have to face a contested RNC convention in Cleveland, Ohio later this summer.
Now, it has been leaked that GOP mega-donor Charles Koch has privately been telling friends that House Speaker Paul Ryan would be a “shoo-in” to win the nomination at a convention. Though Ryan has steadfastly denied any interest in running for president, sources say he is actually up for doing it if his conditions are met.
According to The Political Insider, a source close to Ryan said he would only run if the party could unite behind him, which is a scenario he can’t envision.
“I don’t know what to tell you? He doesn’t want the nomination,” the source said. “And can you imagine the backlash from the Trump forces if someone who didn’t run for president wins the nomination? It would be complete chaos.”
Despite Ryan’s protests, speculation of him entering the race has only grown louder in the last few weeks. If the GOP establishment continues to push this, Ryan may have no choice but to enter the presidential race and try to defeat Trump.
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