Former President Donald Trump took former Speaker of the House Paul Ryan to the woodshed and delivered a set of scathing criticism of him after he urged GOP voters to dump Trump and move the party away from him and his agenda.
Ryan made the remarks during a speech he delivered at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library located in Simi Valley, California, claiming that the GOP is at a “crossroads,” though he avoided using the former president’s name.
“We win majorities by directing our loyalty and respect to voters and by staying faithful to the conservative principles that unite us,” he went on to say. “This was true even when the person leading our movement was as impressive, polished, and agreeable as they come.”
“Trump responded in a Friday statement by claiming Ryan ‘became a lame duck Speaker of the House, lost all vote-getting capability with the people he represented in Wisconsin, and was the single biggest factor, other than Romney himself, for the monumental Romney/Ryan loss in the Presidential race of 2012,'” the Washington Examiner reported.
“Ryan should instead be telling them how to stop the cheating of elections and that we would have won if Republican leadership fought the way the Democrats did,” Trump added.
The former president then said that “the day” Ryan became a part of the Fox Corporation board, “Fox totally lost its way and became a much different place, with millions of its greatest supporters fleeing for good.”
“Ryan has been a curse to the Republican Party. He has no clue as to what needs to be done for our Country, was a weak and ineffective leader, and spends all of his time fighting Republicans as opposed to Democrats who are destroying our Country,” he said in conclusion. “As a Republican, having Paul Ryan on your side almost guarantees a loss, for both you, the Party, and America itself!”
That’s all you can really say about that.