Trump unloads on Paul Ryan, calls him 'a lame duck failure'

Clay Curtis
July 14, 2019

He knew what Donald Trump was all about. Romney added that, "as the sole person who could unite the House", Ryan "acquiesced to be Speaker as a service to the country". Those are not Paul Ryan's words. 'But for Paul Ryan to be complaining is pretty wonderful. "Never knew how to go after the Dems like they go after us", Trump added.

Trump also claimed that he warned Sen. - Ted Cruz, as quoted in the new book, "American Carnage". Here's one from Paul Ryan.

"He quit Congress because he didn't know how to Win", Trump tweeted. "I wanted to scold him all the time". There's bad people and good people on both sides.

Michael Bennet released a letter he sent to Trump, asking him to cancel the raids, saying they would "stoke fear and anxiety in some of our most vulnerable communities" and encourage "hatred and division". Rayan has repeatedly mentioned in the book that Trump knows nothing about running the government. Maybe that's just me. He called the retired congressman's record "atrocious" despite Ryan's work in securing Trump's main domestic policy achievement, the GOP tax bill.

As of early afternoon Friday, Ryan had not comment on Twitter, and has not tweeted since mid-May.

What Gardner will say, if he's cornered by a reporter, is that we must do something about the Dreamers, without mentioning that the person who put the Dreamers at risk is the person he's supporting for president.

And now Ryan sees Trump's presidency growing ever more risky, without the people around Trump like, you know, him who "really helped to stop him from making bad decisions".

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Ryan told Alberta that he viewed his retirement from Congress as an "escape hatch" after becoming exasperated with the "knee-jerk reactions" coming out of the Oval Office.

The book recounted Mr Ryan, who served in Congress for 20 years, saying Mr Trump's presidency was slipping as he was less willing to accept advice from Republicans to moderate his approach.

Randy Bryce, who could have easily beaten Paul Ryan.

Ultimately, Ryan left a mixed legacy in Congress. He should have, I hope he runs for something again because he was phenomenal. And we have not heard the last of Paul Ryan either because what Paul Ryan did by escaping DC right now and only being in it for two years long enough to get as little tax cuts for his wealthy donors, he gave himself the flawless opportunity to swoop back in to DC.

"There's room for a difference of opinion, and to be passionate about it", said Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., a Trump confidant.

"If you're Paul Ryan you fight your entire life for free trade and you're caving to a guy who's a Herbert Hoover protectionist, you fight your entire life to stand up to Russia and you're caving to a guy who kowtows to an ex-KGB agent, who is running an autocracy in (Russia)", Scarborough said Friday.

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