President Donald Trump sent out a tweetstorm on Saturday evening about Paul Ryan, the former speaker of the house and a failed vice presidential candidate.
“House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy is a far superior leader than was Lame Duck Speaker Paul Ryan. Tougher, smarter and a far better fundraiser, Kevin is already closing in on 44 Million Dollars. Paul’s final year numbers were, according to Breitbart, ‘abysmal,'” Trump tweeted.
He continued by blaming Ryan and people “like” him for nearly destroying the Republican Party.
“People like Paul Ryan almost killed the Republican Party. Weak, ineffective & stupid are not exactly the qualities that Republicans, or the CITIZENS of our Country, were looking for. Right now our spirit is at an all time high, far better than the Radical Left Dems. You’ll see next year!” the president tweeted.
He added that folks are now more enthusiastic than ever about the Republican Party.
“94% Approval Rating in the Republican Party, an all time high. Ronald Reagan was 87%. Thank you!” he tweeted.
Trump’s comments come after he already criticized the now-retired-from-politics Ryan on Thursday. Those words were in response to Ryan reportedly blasting Trump and his governing style in an upcoming book.
According to a report from The Washington Post about the book, Ryan did not seek reelection in 2018 because he saw it as a way to escape dealing with the president for at least another two years. The report claims that Ryan described the opportunity as an “escape hatch” from Trump.
“We’ve gotten so numbed by it all,” Ryan reportedly said. “Not in government, but where we live our lives, we have a responsibility to try and rebuild. Don’t call a woman a ‘horse face.’ Don’t cheat on your wife. Don’t cheat on anything. Be a good person. Set a good example.”
Source: Fox News
He continued, “I told myself I gotta have a relationship with this guy to help him get his mind right because, I’m telling you, he didn’t know anything about government … I wanted to scold him all the time.”
Following that report, Trump slammed Ryan on Twitter as a failed politician.
“Paul Ryan, the failed V.P. candidate & former Speaker of the House, whose record of achievement was atrocious (except during my first two years as President), ultimately became a long running lame duck failure, leaving his Party in the lurch both as a fundraiser & leader,” the president tweeted.
He added, “When Mitt [Romney] chose Paul I told people that’s the end of that Presidential run. He quit Congress because he didn’t know how to Win. They gave me standing O’s in the Great State of Wisconsin, & booed him off the stage. He promised me the Wall, & failed (happening anyway!)”
Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) came to Ryan’s defense on Friday taking the full blame for the pair’s failure to secure the presidency in 2012.
“The fault for our 2012 loss is mine alone; @SpeakerRyan was a tireless campaigner, fundraiser, and conservative champion. As the sole person who could unite the House, he acquiesced to be Speaker as a service to the country,” Romney tweeted.
The now-senator added, “His selfless leadership and lifelong policy work were critical to the tax and regulatory reform that have helped propel the economy. A man like Paul Ryan does not often come along.”
His selfless leadership and lifelong policy work were critical to the tax and regulatory reform that have helped propel the economy. A man like Paul Ryan does not often come along.
— Mitt Romney (@MittRomney) July 12, 2019
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