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President Donald Trump appears to be quite exquisitely pissed off indeed at former house speaker Paul Ryan.
Thursday night, Trump eviscerated Paul Ryan in a series of late-night tweets as a “running lame duck failure” with “poor leadership.”
“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 wrote in his latest session of “rage tweeting.”
Trump continued: “He quit Congress because he didn’t know how to Win. They gave me standing O’s in the Great State of Wisconsin, & booed him off the stage. He had the Majority & blew it away with his poor leadership and bad timing. Never knew how to go after the Dems like they go after us. Couldn’t get him out of Congress fast enough!”
The President’s rage towards Ryan came in response to criticism from the former house speaker that appeared in book excerpts from Tim Alberta’s “American Carnage: On the Front Lines of the Republican Civil War and the Rise of President Trump,” published this week by The Washington Post.
“Those of us around him really helped to stop him from making bad decisions. All the time,” Ryan says in the book, according to excerpts from the Washington Post. “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.”
“We’ve gotten so numbed by it all,” Ryan said. “Not in government, but where we live our lives, we have a responsibility to try and rebuild. Don’t call a woman a ‘horse face.’ Don’t cheat on your wife. Don’t cheat on anything. Be a good person. Set a good example.”
President Trump tore into Ryan for a second time Friday afternoon during one of his regular “chopper pressers.”