Former House Speaker Paul Ryan clarified his remarks Wednesday regarding President Donald Trump and the 2020 election, saying Trump's record is proof he will win another term.
Ryan aired his thoughts on Twitter, saying:
"To be clear, GOP wins elections when they're about ideas not when they're personality contests like Dems & media want. We're clearly better off because of @RealDonaldTrump. His record of accomplishment is why he'll win re-election especially when compared to Dems' leftward lurch."
During a lecture Monday in Vero Beach, Florida, Ryan indicated Trump's personality could lead to him losing to a Democrat in next year's election.
"The person who defines that race is going to win the race," Ryan said. "If this is about Donald Trump and his personality, he isn't going to win it."
Ryan, a Republican, represented Wisconsin in the House from 1999 until January. He was House speaker from 2015-2019.