Trump SMASHES Paul Ryan

This morning Trump was asked about Paul Ryan and the recent criticism by Ryan in a new book coming out next week. The book is by a Politico reporter, which quotes Ryan criticizing Trump.

First, here’s what Ryan is quoted as saying in the book:

FOX NEWS – “American Carnage,” written by Politico’s Tim Alberta and set for release on Tuesday, reportedly describes Ryan as allergic to the idea of spending another two years with the president but willing to spend the time he had with Trump in order to “get his mind right.”

“Because, I’m telling you, he didn’t know anything about government . . . I wanted to scold him all the time,” Ryan said, according to Alberta.



Well that’s probably true, but Trump was not a politician before he ran for office.

It continues:

Ryan reportedly said that while he was in office, he and others helped Trump avoid making poor decisions. That seemed to be changing, Ryan said, noting that Trump was increasingly willing to reject Republican calls for moderation.

“Those of us around him really helped to stop him from making bad decisions. All the time,” Ryan said.

“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.”

Fast forward to this morning when Trump was asked about this by a reporter. He unleashed on Ryan in a very Trumpian way:

I don’t necessarily disagree with Trump, although the thing that stands out in my mind is the Obamacare failure and wall funding. They may have gotten taxes done together -and a very moderate tax plan it was that will expire in years to come- but they failed on Obamacare and funding the border wall. While McCain may have been the deciding vote in the Senate on Obamacare, what Ryan was trying to shovel out of the House in 2017 was garbage and Trump was with him on that.

Trump is right though that Ryan wasn’t a great leader. He was far more like Boehner than I was hoping, siding more with moderates than conservatives, and I don’t think he’s missed in the House now that he’s gone.

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123 thoughts on “Trump SMASHES Paul Ryan

  1. NO SURPRISE!! Paul Ryan, McCain, Boehner and etc…..are the SAME team of Obama, Hillary!!!

  2. Numerous individuals have stated that they reined Trump in & kept him from making poor decisions. Not surprised by this at all.

  3. He got Trump’s only major piece of legislation through the house. Trump praised him when Romney chose him and he praised him when he retired. I guess Ryan hurt his feelings.

    1. Isn’t that typical of most people? Why assign it to Trump only? Have you ever had a friend or colleague that you thought was great, only to be severely disappointed later on? I have. It is called life. These comments slamming Trump for this is idiotic. I hated Ryan as speaker before he even took over. I knew he would be a failure. The border funding for the wall and failing on Obamacare was inexcusable when the Republicans controlled the House. Good riddance to him and I wish he would STFU!

  4. Numerous individuals have stated that they reined Trump in & kept him from making poor decisions. Not surprised by this at all.

  5. Mr.President,you should have made those comments as soon as you recognized Ryan was on the other side and opposing every decision you made.which would have been day two of your Presidency

    1. Considering Trump accepted & signed everything Ryan doled out, which one is the genius? And, of course, there was always the excuse…..I didn’t like it but I signed it.

    1. Hopefully, Thomas Massie isn’t in a race with Justin Amash to announce a run for the presidency in 2020. Either one would have had my vote in 2016, but the current President is a far better option than ‘Democratic Socialism’ from the radical progressives on the left.

      1. Meh, six of one, half dozen the other.

        Nobody’s running for President anymore. Both sides run for Benevolent Dictator.

  6. Good for Ryan that he tried to get Trump to make better decisions.

    But are we sure he was giving good advice? Trump was probably right to reject his advice a lot of times.

  7. Ryan wasn’t a great leader. He was far more like Boehner

    These two were just horrible for the Republican Party. Essentially, they wanted to accomplish NOTHING conservative–they were just incompetent baby sitters until things came crashing down around them.

          1. Nobody votes for Veep, the candidate just happens to be on the ticket, it’s a twofer proposition. Something you know full well.

            1. Yea, but what I’m asking is, did you voluntarily choose to vote for Paul Ryan as the Vice President of the United States? I mean, you could have said no to that if you objected to him as strenuously as is the sentiment in this thread against.

              But did you support it? Did you support the option of Paul Ryan being Vice President of the United States?

                1. It’s a nice funfact about you. Not exactly fascinating, but I’ll be sure to add it to your dossier.

    1. And it wasn’t like Ryan fought to be the House Speaker, nobody in the GOP wanted the responsibility of leadership, GOP puppet masters had to beg Ryan to take the job.

  8. Trump makes the perfect point. Democrats fight hard for their corruption and delusion and Republicans like Ryan placate Democrats while chastising those who don’t acquiesce to the Democrat machine.

    It’s like they’re brainwashed tools who have the nerve to be smug about it. Glad Ryan’s gone!

  9. Because, I’m telling you, he didn’t know anything about government .

    If anyone disagrees with that, they’re lying to themselves.

    He knows precisely as much as the last guy did. Neither even had a basic understanding of what the job is. They both seem to think it’s King and CEO of America. It’s neither.

    Why the hell we hired Orange Barack on the heels of Black Barack, I will still never understand. “Oh buh is bettr then Hilry herpaderpaderp.” Yea, like the way sticking your hand in a blender is better than drinking what comes out of it afterward. Moron voters.

        1. No, what? Are you saying the correct answer was not to vote? Are you saying you didn’t vote? If that’s the case you have absolutely no right to criticize anybody else for practicing their civic duty.

            1. So you didn’t vote for president in 2016, and no, you have no credibility nor right to criticize others for voting and for whom they voted. Further, you really have no standing to criticize the current president as, by not voting, you gave your assent to whomever was elected.

                1. No, you didn’t say you voted. And yes, I do know that people can see that my post has been edited. Do you have a problem with me making corrections? I’m sorry, I haven’t yet perfected the act of walking on water, as you seem to imply you have.

                2. I said it twice bro.

                  And now for a third time, so there can be no question: Yes, I voted for President in 2016.

                  So, for all your babbling about credibility and right to criticize, that’s now all out the window. I hope you spent the 20 minutes in the interim thinking of a better reply.

                3. What does it matter?

                  But to answer your question, it was a third party and they were on the ballot. I won’t tell you who, but it’s not who you likely think.

                4. It matters because you hold yourself as superior to everyone else on this site, I would think you would want to spread your knowledge around so that perhaps your loser candidate can become a winner.

                5. First I have to break you all out of your binary choice slave chains.

                  Gotta crawl before you can walk buddy. Baby steps.

    1. Registered voters picked Trump over my preferred candidate. Other voters chose Hillary. Which gave us the option of the two for the general election.

      I sat out for the first time in over 30 years. Say that was my no.

      We got Trump because the majority of voters chose him.
      For some it was a choice of “less worse”, but for many it was a real legitimate desire to have an outsider come in and rock the cart.

      1. Well, technically, we got Trump because the electoral college chose him. He didn’t actually carry the majority popular vote. But that’s neither here nor there, and the popular vote means nothing in the election – the EC is what matters.

        What boggles my mind is this “less worse” notion. I mean, I get it – I voted Romney/Ryan, McCain/Palin – and I did so for exactly that reason. But then Trump? Trump was a bridge too far man. And that was even though I adore Mike Pence (but as was mentioned above, who cares about Veep).

        I get the less worse mindset – but it has a limit. And that limit for me was electing another Barack Obama. Whether he was in a red jersey or a blue one. I could not support a progressive president, and I don’t understand how so many people did.

        Because at this point we’re measuring “less worse” in fractions of degrees. (The same went for the midterms – and I refused to support “less worse” Republicans then as well.)

        1. “Well, technically, we got Trump because the electoral college chose him. He didn’t actually carry the majority popular vote. But that’s neither here nor there, and the popular vote means nothing in the election – the EC is what matters.”

          Then what’s the point in mentioning it.

  10. Trump is not a politician. Thank God. The politicians, (on both sides), aka, the swamp have been horrible for the American people. We need term limits now! I am not happy with all Trump has done but I think he could fulfill his promises a great deal more but unfortunately, he has to swim in the swamp. Stating the obvious I know.

    1. I’m not a politician, but I still know how the government works.

      That’s an important distinction. It’s one thing to be an outsider, DR. It’s another thing to be a woefully ignorant moron outsider.

    2. Active Troll thinks that the best POTUS is one that follows the bureaucratic red tape instead of walking right through it. That’s why none of the Republican presidents before ever accomplished anything useful.

      1. Yea, f**k checks and balances.

        Y’know, that red tape is what keeps an oppressive and abusive government from acting with impunity and steamrolling the citizenry on a whim. We don’t want government “walking right through” to do whatever they want.

        Do you? Because I still have that airline ticket to Turkey with your name on it.

        1. You know idiot, at some point you should step back and ask yourself, “Would I agree with this if it was the last guy?”

          So, if Barack just walked through the bureaucratic red tape instead of following it, would he be the best POTUS ever?

        2. You know [insert a derisive slur, which apparently everyone are allowed to use except me], at some point you should step back and ask yourself, “Would I agree with this if it was the last guy?”

          So, if Barack just walked through the bureaucratic red tape instead of following it, would he be the best POTUS ever?

          1. “insert a derisive slur, which apparently everyone are allowed to use except me”

            Poor thing, you need a shoulder to cry on? Life is so unfair isn’t it? It’s as if everyone else is under some Section 230 and poor AT doesn’t get that same protection! 🙁

            “So, if Barack just walked through the bureaucratic red tape instead of following it, would he be the best POTUS ever?”

            For someone who claims to know, asking that question shows you know nothing. When did BO encounter any red tape, deep state, resistant media, resistant Congress?

            1. Life is so unfair isn’t it?

              Yea. It is. But, that’s life. It’s not like I’m running to Big Fed sobbing and blubbering that they should take actions against the moderators of a site that I don’t have a right to use in the first place.

              Like some progressive might.

              When did BO encounter any red tape, deep state, resistant media, resistant Congress?

              I’m not saying he did. But if he had, you would have supported him bulldozing right through it, right? Because that’s what makes a good POTUS? Ignoring proper governance?

              1. ” It’s not like I’m running to Big Fed sobbing”

                Then stop crying and take it like a man.

                “I’m not saying he did. But if he had, you would have supported him bulldozing right through it, right?”

                It’s a hypothetical we’ve never seen in our lifetime (A Democrat encountering such resistance as Trump has), but if any president encountered that kind of resistance from media, Congress, courts, deep state, I may not agree with his positions, but I would totally understand him cutting through the red tape to get his agenda passed. He is president and he has that right to do so. Red Tape isn’t law one has to abide by–it’s counter-effective bureaucracy. I worked in government before and being one that wasn’t a fan of red-tape bureaucracy, I found ways to get higher-up approvals and cut through red tape like slicing through butter.

                1. Then stop crying and take it like a man.

                  I am. Do you see me complaining about it to anyone? Unlike your Group Therapy buddies who were begging for bans?

                  He is president and he has that right to do so.

                  So, you’re OK with a hard left socialist President doing so?

        1. Hi Doc! Glad to see you’re still keeping up with me.

          Y’know, the block feature works better if you actually use it.

    3. And he’s failed to build the border wall he promised, was unable to repeal Obamacare, and has gotten schooled by Nancy Pelosi on every single spending bill battle. Sorry, but Trump not having any previous political experience is not an asset to his job performance.

          1. IIRC, the Republicans controlled both houses of Congress at the time. It should have been no contest.

        1. Repealing Obamacare and building a border wall were two very doable things if he were more experienced at governing. Also, as president, Trump is the leader of the Republican Party and should have been able to move them to his agenda more than he has. I’m old school, and the buck stops with the president.

              1. How many times did an 0care repeal bill languish on Ried’s desk? Why didn’t they do the same for Tromp? He’s not the best leader, but he had little support from what is purportedly his side.

          1. He also could have had his census question in a snap. Literally, at any time.

            A skeptical person might even think he avoided it on purpose.

          2. Were they doable with a party that didn’t want to either fund a border or repeal Obamacare? Paul Ryan said it best when he said the GOP is much better being the minority party of no.

  11. Government can be changed, as has happened significantly over the past several decades in the wrong direction. What cannot be changed, apparently, is the self-serving, closed-minded thoughtlessness of RINOs and democrats like Ryan. He always forgot that it was his job to represent the people’s demands and not his own interests. Is he not a lobbyist, amassing a fortune, right now, or is it his wife who is gaining their fortune now? How is that NOT corrupt and lawless?

    1. Now we’re criticizing Trump for rare occasions when he was actually cordial to political opponents? Did you have trouble finding the tweet where he sent condolences to the McCain family…

      1. Yes, let’s do that when we understand that Paul Ryan is why we have no border fix. Trump should not have listened to him and been cordial.

        He should have gone after the swamp in both parties, that is why he was elected.

        1. The entire article is about how the President was an inconvenience to the ‘we know better’ establishment, and you’re using a pleasantry from a random tweet to somehow prove they were working in harmony the whole the time

            1. Always hilarious when people can’t understand basic points of the situation. The dems and very few r’s want the border secured. I guess Trump is supposed to be a dictator in order to get it done. Bottom line with the Congress he had, he wasn’t going to get funding for the wall and that is despite r control in both houses. Very few r’s actually want the border secured. With those facts out of the way, Trump has accomplished as much as he can. The only way we actually fix the border is if we gain back control of both houses with politicians that actually want to fix it. Until Then Trump is doing a great job in my opinion.

              1. Go read Daniel Horowitz on Conservative Review. He laid it out what Trump could do if he really wanted to.

            2. The establishment controls Congress. There’s nothing a President can do about that short of obtaining a 60+ percent approval rating from the American public, and if Democrats control one House of Congress it might not matter. Trump was sucessful at convincing the establishment GOP to pass (moderate) tax reform legislation, because it helps the bottom line of corporate America far more than the average worker, but the insurance industry wasn’t about to let them take away guaranteed money with the repeal of Obamacare. That’s why ‘corporate socialism’ is taking hold in our nation. Although it’s short sighted, the elites have figured out they can profit more when they work with Congress to eliminate competition (i.e. crony capitalism), but when the economy comes crashing down, it will all be wiped out. With Democrats currently controlling the House, the President’s only perceived ‘victories’ hinge on signing (moderate) bi-partisan legislation (e.g. infrastructure) that infuriates true conservatives. Executive overreach isn’t a problem when the swamp is actively working against the President at every turn, but Trump has made slight improvements to the federal income tax, the size and cost of the executive bureaucracy, trade deals, etc. and has helped slow the progress of the open borders, globalist agenda.

  12. Trump was clueless about WHY he was there, he was there to drain the swamp, not get along with it.

    His first two years were wasted listening to Ryan.
    President All-talk-no-action.

    1. Ryan “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.” Ryan’s decision making had nothing to do with what’s right for the American people but what’s right for the Swamp.

        1. The one thing I will agree with Ryan on is that he didn’t know gov’t which works different than the business world. However, that’s why a lot of people voted for him.

          The Swamp is deep and everywhere in DC and there are still people there who are working against everything Trump tries to do. How you get all of these people out is a difficult question but they ALL must go if this country is to survive. Truthfully, I didn’t think it was as bad as it is. 🙁

  13. Obamacare and immigration could’ve been fixed if not for Paul Ryan. He was beholdin’ to the Chamber of Commerce and didn’t care about American citizens. I also think even though he left he was a BIGLY reason the GOP lost the House in 2018.

  14. American Carnage is what RINOs like Paul Ryan has been dishing out on Americans for far too long.

    1. Remember how excited we were for him and Mitt to beat Barack?

      How many folks voted Romney/Ryan in 2012? Show of hands.

      *raises hand*

        1. So… was that a yes? You voted for him? You supported Paul Ryan to be your Vice President? You thought that was something to be desired and threw your vote behind that?

          I mean, I’ll own that I did. That’s what a vote means, after all. We can convince ourselves that we were “holding our nose” – but at the end of the day your vote says, “I support, desire, and consent to this.”

          I didn’t fully appreciate that back in 2012. But if you look at my voting record, that’s what I supported, desired, and consented to when I clicked that box at the polls.

          Did you?

          1. Only Reagan ,twice, not hold nose. I will never agree with the godless, baby murdering democrats

            1. Nor will I.

              Which is why I voted Romney/Ryan. But…. that means I was consenting to Romney/Ryan, which I didn’t actually want to do. But I did anyway.

              Did you?

              I learned my lesson in the next election when the aristos tried to push that to the next level, at least.

  15. Paul Ryan was a real POS long before Trump even ran for the presidency. Remember him doing events with his good buddy Louis Gutierrez? COC Ryan was always an open borders amnesty supporter. That was Trump’s biggest campaign issue so of course he was against him all along. Ryan had a pretty good margin over the Dems when he was Speaker but couldn’t come up with anything better for an Obamacare replacement but to massively increase medicaid. Ryan was a part of “the young guns” Ryan, Cantor and McCarthy who were going to really shake up DC. Ryan and Cantor are gone, and now McCarthy needs to follow them out of the door.

  16. This is just about selling books – perhaps selling soul at the same time, but this is just about money, one of which I will not be buying.. I will be busy shopping at Home Depot this weekend.

  17. Obamacare and immigration could’ve been fixed if not for Paul Ryan. He was beholdin’ to the Chamber of Commerce and didn’t care about American citizens. I also think even though he left he was a BIGLY reason the GOP lost the House in 2018.

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