Stephen Colbert mocks Paul Ryan's Trump virginity: "You want the first time you endorse Donald Trump to be special"

"It's OK to take it slow. Just 'cause all the cool people like Ben Carson are doing it doesn't mean you have to"


Brendan Gauthier
May 11, 2016 3:36PM (UTC)

"Late Show" host Stephen Colbert last night had "the talk" with House Speaker Paul Ryan about abstaining from endorsing Donald Trump until he feels ready.

"Now that Donald Trump is the presumptive GOP nominee, his fellow Republicans are slowly getting behind him," Colbert said. "Though some of them might be back there to push him down a flight of stairs."

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And while Trump has managed to garner support from key political figures, like RNC Chair Reince Priebus, others are bending over backwards in order to avoid endorsing their party's presumptive nominee. For instance, Speaker Paul Ryan.

Asked last week if he'd support Donald Trump in a general election, Ryan said, "I'm just not ready to do that at this point."

"I know you're under a lot of pressure right now to endorse Trump," Colbert told Ryan. "It's O.K. to take it slow. Just 'cause all the cool people like Ben Carson are doing it doesn't mean you have to."

"You want the first time you endorse Donald Trump to be special," he continued. "Look at Chris Christie. He rushed right in to endorse and now everywhere he goes is a walk of shame."

Watch the full segment below:


Brendan Gauthier

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