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August 4, 2016 3:49 am

Report: Former Trump Campaign Staffers Working to Defeat House Speaker

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Speaker of the House Paul Ryan addressing the AIPAC policy conference. Photo: Twitter.

Speaker of the House Paul Ryan addressing the AIPAC policy conference. Photo: Twitter.

Politico – With the relationship between Paul Ryan and Donald Trump already increasingly fraught, POLITICO has learned that a group of former Trump campaign hands is quietly working to defeat the House speaker in his primary election next week.

More than half a dozen of Trump’s former campaign staff members or leading volunteer organizers from around the country — and many more local volunteers — have signed on to the long-shot campaign of Ryan’s primary challenger, businessman Paul Nehlen, who openly embraces Trump and casts Ryan as an impediment to Trump’s agenda.

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