Former House Speaker Paul Ryan is back — and he’s taking to the mainstream media in order to trash President Donald Trump.
Ryan spoke to an author of a new book, “American Carnage” — and he wants to convince liberals that he, too, hates Trump.
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It didn’t work. Rather than win over support, Ryan is being trashed on social media by both conservatives and liberals alike.
Paul Ryan was nothing but a RINO. He didn’t care about this country, he never cared about making life better for every day Americans. He only cared about himself and that’s why he quit.
— Trump 2020 (@DonaldDynasty) July 11, 2019
A glimpse of Paul Ryan trying to be a hero after leaving office…. pic.twitter.com/WP2I2j2UKY
— News & Stuff (@YessGossip) July 11, 2019
— Laura Ingraham (@IngrahamAngle) July 11, 2019
The stunt cost Ryan the last shred of credibility he had remaining, and didn’t win him any of the admiration from moderates and liberals he thought it would.
“I told myself I gotta have a relationship with this guy to help him get his mind right,” Ryan said. “Because, I’m telling you, he didn’t know anything about government … I wanted to scold him all the time.”
Ryan claimed that behind-the-scenes, Republican lawmakers worked to stop Trump “from making bad decisions. All the time.”
“We helped him make much better decisions, which were contrary to kind of what his knee-jerk reaction was,” Ryan said, according to the book. “Now I think he’s making some of these knee-jerk reactions.”
According to the author, Ryan says he saw early retirement as an “escape hatch” to get away from Trump.
Ryan’s office denied that, and his spokesperson said the congressman retired for personal reasons.
“He’s been very clear that he retired because he wanted to spend more time being a father and a husband,” the spokesperson said.
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