Politics

‘Lame duck failure’: Trump hits back against Paul Ryan’s reported criticism

Following reports that ex-House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., described his retirement as an “escape hatch” to working with Donald Trump, the president took the familiar step of tweeting an ad hominem attack.

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“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 claimed.

The late-night tirade continued with the president’s assertion that Ryan “quit Congress because he didn’t know how to Win” and “blew” a Republican majority in the House “with his poor leadership and bad timing.”

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