A member of the Fox Corporation Board of Directors named Paul Ryan announced this past weekend that if former President Donald Trump wins the Republican Party primary, he will not attend the 2024 Republican National Convention.
Ryan was asked where he would be during the 2024 conference held in Milwaukee during an appearance on WISN ABC.
“Where are you going to be?” the host enquired.
Ryan answered, “It depends on who the candidate is. If someone other than Trump is named, I’ll be here.”
Before Ryan hastily intervened, the presenter continued, “You won’t show up if it’s someone —.”
Ryan responded, “Yeah, I’m not interested in taking part, no.”
“In Wisconsin even?” enquired the host.
“Even Wisconsin,” Ryan retorted.
Recent polling suggests that Trump will likely be the favorite to win the GOP primary against rivals and potential contenders. In a fictitious Republican primary contest, Trump outperformed Governor Ron DeSantis, according to a Rasmussen Reports poll released on Thursday.
Trump received 52% of the vote, while DeSantis received only 24%, or less than half. Nikki Haley, the former ambassador to the United Nations and widely regarded as the most mainstream candidate among the three probable candidates, received just 15% of the vote.
Ryan made this statement while wielding a lot of power on the board of directors of the Fox Corporation. The Fox Corporation’s Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee is chaired by Ryan, a board member since March 2019.
According to Fox Corporation, he has the power to develop “wide business policies,” choose “strategic direction,” and supervise “management identification and management of risks.”
Because of his influential and wide-ranging position, Ryan has previously faced criticism for not making his views clear to viewers when discussing politics on Fox News and Fox Business.