House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., doesn’t have any sympathy for Donald Trump’s less-than-full campaign coffers.
“He can do fine on his own,” Ryan told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer Wednesday evening. Ryan said he is not hosting fundraisers for his party’s presumptive presidential nominee, whom he has endorsed.
“We’re trying to help House Republicans right now,” Ryan said. “The leader of the House helps the House.”
According to Federal Election Commission reports filed Monday, the Trump campaign only has $1.3 million cash on hand. Presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton has $42 million. She raised $27 million in May, while Trump raised just $3.1 million.
Ryan has made it clear that he prefers Trump to Clinton, but feels free to disagree with the Republican nominee. When asked if Ryan trusted Trump, the House speaker responded with a laugh.
“I know the press likes these kinds of questions. We have a binary choice in front of us,” Ryan said. “I prefer the Republican over the liberal, progressive Democrat.”