A week ago Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) commandeered national media attention when he appeared live on CNN to announce that he was not yet able to back Donald Trump as the Republican presidential nominee.
Tuesday his spokesperson sent an email addressed to "The Fourth Estate" begging reporters to stop obsessing over Donald Trump and instead focus on House bills to address the opioid crisis.
"You should know that Thursday’s Ryan/Trump meeting is not the most important thing happening in DC this week. While it's a busy week on the political front, it also happens to be an important week on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives," spokeswoman AshLee Strong wrote in an email to reporters.
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