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Report: Trump fatigue contributed to Paul Ryan’s abrupt exit

Paul Ryan shaking hands with Donald Trump
Donald Trump being welcomed by Paul Ryan before he delivers a speech. Photo: Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images.

Dealing with President Trump was part of the reason House Speaker Paul Ryan decided he wouldn't run for re-election despite him saying otherwise, reports Politico.

Why it matters: The final chapter of the Ryan story will be titled simply, “Trump.” The Republican Speaker turned from critic to cheerleader, quickly becoming one of Trump’s biggest advocates and enablers in Washington despite initial misgivings.