The Washington Post ran a story about the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute objecting to President Trump’s campaign fundraising off the likeness of Reagan’s name. The story was titled:
The story left some confused and was surely intended to draw a divide among conservative supporters of President Trump.
After all, many have stated that President Trump has governed more conservatively than any president since Ronald Reagan, and that would be hard to argue.
So, why would the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute object to President Trump using Reagan’s name in a fundraising effort?
Well, the answer becomes clear when you find out who is actually making decisions at the Foundation.
The Washington Post’s CEO and publisher, Fred Ryan, serves as chairman of the board of trustees for the foundation, which maintains and sustains the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, prompting Levin to issue a series of tweets on the matter on Sunday.
1. I campaigned for Ronald Reagan in 1976 and 1980. I worked in President Reagan's administration for 8 years. I did not realize that Fred Ryan, who is now the publisher and CEO of the Washington Post is also the chairman of the Reagan Library & Foundation board.
— Mark R. Levin (@marklevinshow) July 26, 2020
President Trump also weighed in on the matter:
So the Washington Post is running the Reagan Foundation, and RINO Paul Ryan is on the Board of Fox, which has been terrible. We will win anyway, even with the phony @FoxNews suppression polls (which have been seriously wrong for 5 years)! https://t.co/fOi3AROxuz
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 26, 2020
There are RINOs everywhere and they're coming out of the woodwork. Conservatives would do well to research these "conservative" networks and foundations who, as we get closer to November, come out against the President as a claim to virtue.