Former President Donald Trump unleashed on former House Speaker Paul Ryan with a ruthless set of criticisms after he urged GOP voters to push the Republican Party in a different direction, one far removed from Trump.
Ryan made these statements while delivering an address at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, located in Simi Valley, California, claiming that the Republican Party is currently at a “crossroads,” though he totally avoided using the former president’s name in his speech.
“We win majorities by directing our loyalty and respect to voters and by staying faithful to the conservative principles that unite us,” the former speaker continued. “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.”
“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,” the former president continued.
Trump additionally claimed that “the day” Ryan joined 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 stated in conclusion. “As a Republican, having Paul Ryan on your side almost guarantees a loss, for both you, the Party, and America itself!”
Paul Ryan might end up regretting making this little speech later on down the road if he wants to continue having a career in politics. It seems the establishment is desperately trying to hold on to its old ways, refusing to accept that Trump changed things.