Hillary Clinton: the patriotic choice for president? That seems the implication of Chuck Todd’s challenge to Paul Ryan in an interview aired on today’s Meet The Press.

When Ryan told Todd that as Speaker of the House, he was supporting Trump, Todd retorted: “you just made a case though for party over country.”

How absurd! As Ryan rightly went on to explain to Todd, “No I didn’t! I know Hillary Clinton won’t agree with anything we want to do. She’ll put a bad judge on the Supreme Court. She won’t agree with any of the conservative reforms we’re trying to do.”

But in the mind of Chuck Todd and others in the MSM, supporting the Dem candidate isn’t merely preferable, it’s the only decent, American thing to do!

Chuck Todd Tells Paul Ryan- Supporting Trump Is Putting ‘Party Over Country’ (1) from Mark Finkelstein on Vimeo.

CHUCK TODD: I sat down with the Speaker of the House Paul Ryan and talked about his dilemma: keep his party united, or reject a presidential candidate whose values he does not share.

PAUL RYAN: Well, first of all, I feel like I have certain responsibilities, as not just congressman Paul Ryan from the First District of Wisconsin, but as Speaker of the House. And imagine the Speaker of the House not supporting the duly-elected nominee of our party, therefore creating a chasm in our party to split us in half, which basically helps deny us the White House and strong majorities in Congress. The last thing I want to see happen is another Democrat in the White House, I don’t want to see Hillary Clinton as president. I want to see a strong majority in the House and the Senate. And I think the way to achieve those goals is to have a more unified party than a disunified party. Now having said that: you know me well, Chuck. If something is done and said that I don’t agree with, that I think that puts a bad label on conservatism, then I’m going to speak out on it, as I have, as I will continue to do, and as I hope I don’t have to keep doing.

TODD: You just made a case though of party over country.

RYAN: No I didn’t! I know Hillary Clinton won’t agree with anything we want to do. She’ll put a bad judge on the Supreme Court. She won’t agree with any of the conservative reforms we’re trying to do. I have spoken with our nominee a number of times about our agenda, about conservative principles, and about the policies we need to put in place in order to save the country, and we have so much more common ground than any other thing, and that is why I’m voting for our nominee.