Right, why else would Ryan say Trump knows nothing about government, other than getting bribed to do it by a Politico reporter?
"American Carnage" by Politico's Tim Alberta depicts a Republican Party that at first struggled with Trump's rise during the campaign before gradually coming to terms with him as President, according to a report by The Washington Post, which obtained a copy of the book. He called the retired Republican congressman's record "atrocious" in response to unflattering comments Ryan made about Trump in a new book.
According to the book, Ryan decided not to run for re-election in the 2018 midterm election because he could not stand the thought of two more years with Trump and used retirement as an "escape hatch". "Because, I'm telling you, he didn't know anything about government". Ryan refused to send out subpoenas because Trump didn't want him to.More news: Serena and Halep face major test of ‘chill’ and ‘calm’ approach
True, he tut-tutted after the Access Hollywood tape emerged, but the minute Trump won, Ryan jumped in line and became one of his top cheerleaders. "For him to be going out and opening his mouth is pretty incredible".
Trump told reporters on Friday that "the only success Paul Ryan had was the time that he was with me". "But maybe he gets paid".
"Those of us around him really helped to stop him from making bad decisions".
Republican Presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (R) jokes with U.S. Rep Paul Ryan (C) (R-WI) during a pancake brunch at Bluemound Gardens on April 1, 2012, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. "We helped him make much better decisions, which were contrary to kind of what his knee-jerk reaction was".More news: Bitpoint Hack: Japan Still Most Affected By Crypto Heists
"He had the Majority & blew it away with his poor leadership and bad timing".
The Wisconsin lawmaker had been criticizing Trump's behavior in the White House while speaking with Alberta - chief political correspondent for Politico Magazine - for his new book, "American Carnage".
The president concluded his condemnation of Ryan by saying he was a weak representative of the Republican Party.
When Ryan chose to leave Congress past year - an unusual move for a House speaker heading into a hotly contested midterm - he cited a desire to spend more time with his family, though many pointed to his rocky relationship with Trump and differing policy goals.More news: Special counsel Robert Mueller's hearing could be delayed