Donald Trump is a feather ruffler; there’s no doubt about that. He says what he thinks, and he’s not afraid of what the consequences may be.
That’s part of the reason why voters like him so much. They’re tired of the average politician who calculates each and every word for maximum persuasion and political correctness. Trump doesn’t bend over, worry about political correctness, or kiss any of the establishment members rings, and that makes him a stand out candidate for a lot of voters.
He does still go a little too far every once in a while though.
His most recent misstep involves Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan. Trump made statements indicating that if Ryan doesn’t go along with his plan (should Trump become president) then he’ll be in for some serious trouble.
The Blaze has Trump’s exact words:
Republican front-runner Donald Trump threatened House Speaker Paul Ryan during his Super Tuesday press conference, saying the Wisconsin Republican would pay a “big price” if he refused to get along with him as president.
“Paul Ryan, I don’t know him well, but I’m sure I’m going to get along great with him,” Trump said. “And if I don’t? He’s gonna have to pay a big price, OK?”
The billionaire was responding to comments Ryan made earlier in the day when he said any nominee of the Republican Party should be quick to condemn racist groups, a reference to Trump’s refusal to disavow himself from the KKK on a Sunday program (he later did so).
A spokesperson for Ryan’s office declined to comment to TheBlaze on Trump’s threat Tuesday night.
As much as voters like Trump’s tough, no-BS attitude, this might have been a tad bit much. Trump is forgetting that he can’t make enemies out of the entire party if he really wants the nomination.
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