President Donald Trump criticized Paul Ryan on Thursday night, tearing the former Speaker of the House as a "lame duck failure" with "poor leadership".
"Paul Ryan, the failed VP candidate and former Speaker of the House, whose record is atrocious (except during my first two years as President), ends up becoming a long-time bitter failure, leaving his party in trouble." "Embarrassment both as a fundraiser and a leader," writes Trump in a tweetstorm late at night.
"He left Congress because he did not know how to win. Trump wrote: "They beat O in the Wisconsin state, and made him boo off the stage." He dropped the majority with his wrong direction and bad timing. Never knew how to go after the Dems as they go after us. Impossible to get him out of Congress fast enough! "
Trump's attacks on Ryan appear to be a response to Ryan's criticisms that appeared in detailed book excerpts – taken from Tim Alberta's publication in "American Carnage: In the Foreground of the Republican War". and the rise of President Trump, "published this week by Politico and The Washington Post.
On Thursday, the Post published an excerpt in which Ryan criticized Trump and claimed that the country had become "numb" for the president.
"Those of us around him have really helped prevent it from making bad decisions. All the time, "says Ryan in the book, according to The Post. "We helped him make better decisions, which was contrary to his reflex reaction. Now, I think he's doing some of those instinctive reactions. "
"We are so numb by everything," said Ryan. "Not to the government, but where we live, we have the responsibility to try to rebuild. Do not call a woman a "horse face". Do not deceive your wife. Do not cheat on anything. Be a good person. Give a good example. "
Earlier in the week, Politico had published an excerpt detailing the saga of October 2016 that had followed the announcement of the news, just weeks before the election, of Trump, in a recording. from the show "Access Hollywood" in 2005, which boasted of catching women. .
Trump was scheduled to appear at an event with Wisconsin in Wisconsin, but after the news announcement, Ryan disavowed it, writing in his book Alberta, Politico said. Ryan then organized the event alone, said that he had found the video "unsettling" and had been booed by the crowd.
"It was hard to hear over the boos. By chanting the name of the candidate, Trump's fans in the audience have called Ryan throughout his speech, "wrote Alberta, according to Politico. "Shame on you!" They shouted. "