Donald Trump hasn’t succeeded in discrediting Hillary Clinton, but he has managed to tarnish one target: Paul Ryan, the top Republican office holder in the country. – Bloomberg
This Bloomberg article explains that Trump has not succeeded in “dragging down” Hillary Clinton but has effectively reduced Paul Ryan’s favorability and credibility.
The article argues, therefore, that the GOP will not be able to work with Hillary if she becomes president.
The idea is that the next few years will be an extension of the Trump candidacy. He may not win the presidency but he can influence the GOP’s response to the presidency to such a degree that much of Hillary’s agenda will be lessened or negated.
After Trump’s comments about assaulting women were aired, Ryan said he would no longer campaign for him. Before that, the speaker criticized Trump for his slurs against a Hispanic judge.