It’s Donald Trump’s party, not Paul Ryan’s

House Speaker Paul Ryan, the saint of the Beltway press, polished up his halo Thursday and went on CNN to say that he could not in good conscience support this vulgar beast that his party’s primary voters selected to be their presidential nominee. And yet …

“I’m not there right now,” Ryan said in an interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper on Thursday. “And I hope to, though, and I want to. But I think what is required is that we unify the party, and I think the bulk of the burden on unifying the party will have to come from our presumptive nominee.”

Uh huh. The burden really is on Ryan to make the move toward Trump, and it’s only a matter of time before he does so. More specifically: He has 70-something days to fall in line. That’s how much time remains before the Republican National Convention—over which Ryan presides—officially nominates Trump. Ryan won’t just have to support Trump’s nomination at that point: He’ll have to gavel it in.