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Twitter Critics Won't Let Paul Ryan Play Hero After Report He Blasted Trump


Added 07-12-19 05:54:01am EST - “"I'm on the House Floor looking under the seats for the spine of Paul Ryan. Haven't found it yet," tweeted California Democratic Rep. Ted Lieu.” - Huffpost.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Huffpost.com: “Twitter Critics Won't Let Paul Ryan Play Hero After Report He Blasted Trump”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Paul Ryan critics on Twitter aren’t giving the former House speaker much credit for reportedly bashing President Donald Trump in an interview for a new book.

Politico correspondent Tim Alberta suggests in his upcoming book “American Carnage” that Ryan didn’t seek reelection because he couldn’t bear continuing to work with Trump, according to The Washington Post, which obtained a copy of the book ahead of its Tuesday publication.

Ryan saw retirement as an “escape hatch,” Alberta wrote, according to the Post, and told Alberta that Trump “didn’t know anything about government” and that he didn’t like Trump’s behavior.

“I told myself I gotta have a relationship with this guy to help him get his mind right,” Ryan recalled in the book, the Post reported. “Because, I’m telling you, he didn’t know anything about government . . . I wanted to scold him all the time.” 

A spokesperson for Ryan pushed back against the idea that the former GOP speaker retired because of Trump, telling The Hill that Ryan has “been very clear that he retired because he wanted to spend more time being a father and a husband.”

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