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PoliticsTrump slams Paul Ryan for 'atrocious' record: 'Couldn't get him out of Congress fast enough!'

07:25  12 july  2019
07:25  12 july  2019 Source:   thehill.com

Trump blasts Paul Ryan as 'weak, ineffective & stupid' in fresh attack on ex-Speaker

Trump blasts Paul Ryan as 'weak, ineffective & stupid' in fresh attack on ex-Speaker President Donald Trump unloaded on former House Speaker Paul Ryan for the second time in three days Saturday, mocking him as a "Lame Duck" and chiding his leadership style as "ineffective" and "stupid."

WASHINGTON — Ending weeks of reluctance to embrace his party’s presumptive nominee, Speaker Paul D. Ryan endorsed Donald J. Trump for president on Thursday in a modest but unequivocal backing of a candidate whose views Mr. Ryan has frequently condemned.

PAUL RYAN (R-WI): This is something that needed to be condemned. That comment is beyond the pale. STEPHANOPOULOS: They get in the way, and it's not the first time. And you said in explaining why A Republican presidency, a Democrat presidency. Seven out of 10 Americans believe that the

Trump slams Paul Ryan for 'atrocious' record: 'Couldn't get him out of Congress fast enough!'© Greg Nash Trump slams Paul Ryan for 'atrocious' record: 'Couldn't get him out of Congress fast enough!'

President Trump went on a tear against former Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) late Thursday night, lambasting his "atrocious" record after excerpts from a forthcoming book described the former GOP leader as exasperated with the president.

In a trio of tweets, Trump blasted Ryan over his 2012 failed vice presidential bid on a ticket with Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah), ripped him over his inability to secure funding for a border wall and blamed the former Speaker for losing the Republican majority in the House last year.

Author: Paul Ryan saw retirement as an 'escape hatch' from Trump

Author: Paul Ryan saw retirement as an 'escape hatch' from Trump "He didn't know anything about government I wanted to scold him all the time," Paul Ryan said, according to Tim Alberta's book "American Carnage." "Because, I'm telling you, he didn't know anything about government ... I wanted to scold him all the time." On one occasion, Alberta reports, Trump finally gave in to signing a 2018 spending bill that didn't include border wall funding only after Ryan agreed to give him time to build suspense on Twitter.

Get The Magazine. Subscribe to the all-new Rolling Stone! Everything you need to know from the authority on music, entertainment, politics and pop culture. In a surprise announcement Wednesday morning, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan told colleagues he will not seek re-election in November.

To half of his own party, Ryan will forever be the man who betrayed Donald Trump . To the rest, he’ll be the man who stood aside while the place went to pieces.

"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," Trump tweeted.

"He quit Congress because he didn't know how to Win," Trump continued. "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!

"He had the Majority & blew it away with his poor leadership and bad timing. Never knew how to go after the Dems like they go after us. Couldn't get him out of Congress fast enough!"

Politico's Tim Alberta wrote in the new book "American Carnage" that Ryan viewed his retirement from Congress last year as an "escape hatch," according to a report by The Washington Post.

The former Speaker offers withering critiques of the president over his rhetoric and governing style, adding that he feels the country has been "numbed" to Trump's behavior.

"Those of us around him really helped to stop him from making bad decisions. All the time," Ryan told Alberta. "We helped him make much better decisions, which were contrary to kind of what his knee-jerk reaction was. Now I think he's making some of these knee-jerk reactions."

Trump pitches new North America trade deal during stop in Wisconsin

Trump pitches new North America trade deal during stop in Wisconsin President Trump on Friday sought to boost his renegotiated North America trade agreement during a speech to employees at a Wisconsin factory as his top legislative priority faces an uncertain path through Congress.The president touted the U.S.-Mexico-Canada-Agreement (USMCA), which he announced nearly a year ago as an alternative to NAFTA. Trump has repeatedly slammed the latter deal as the "worst trade deal" in the country's history."For

But Ryan ’s record shows that reducing deficits and debt was never actually his priority. the law that offered corporations the opportunity to cheat factory workers out of overtime pay. For Ryan , Trump ’s promise to help him cut taxes and repeal Obamacare was worth the collateral damage.

PAUL RYAN : Congress is important, but so is being a father and husband. Neither Boehner nor Ryan was ever able to get those conservatives to accept that compromise, whether with their own party's moderates or Democrats, is essential both to governing and to advancing their own cause.

Trump and Ryan maintained an at-times acrimonious relationship dating back to Trump's presidential campaign.

The Wisconsin lawmaker said he would no longer appear with then-candidate Trump after an "Access Hollywood" tape resurfaced containing Trump bragging about sexual assault.

After Trump took office, Ryan formed a working relationship with the president and often downplayed controversial tweets or statements coming from the White House.

The then-Speaker announced in April 2018 he would not seek reelection. While the GOP went on to lease dozens of House seats in the subsequent midterm election, Trump offered praise for Ryan upon news of his retirement.

"Speaker Paul Ryan is a truly good man, and while he will not be seeking re-election, he will leave a legacy of achievement that nobody can question," Trump tweeted in April 2018. "We are with you Paul!"

Trump slams Biden as a 'reclamation project' who won't win in 2020.
President Trump took aim at former Vice President Joe Biden, accusing him of deserting the U.S. military, law enforcement and health care. Trump tweeted Saturday morning that "some things are just not salvageable," before criticizing President Obama — Biden's former boss — for his administration's trade policy toward China and for the deficits and debt it created. "Joe Biden is a reclamation project. Some things are just not salvageable. China and other countries that ripped us off for years are begging for him. He deserted our military, our law enforcement and our healthcare.

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