Trump calls Ryan a ‘baby’ after the former speaker blasted him in a new book
President Donald Trump extended his tongue-lashing of former Speaker Paul Ryan, telling reporters on Friday: “The only success Paul Ryan had was the time that he was with me.”
“He was a baby,” Trump said. “He didn’t know what the hell he was doing.”
“For him to be going out and opening his mouth is pretty incredible,” Trump declared.
Trump’s comments follow the release of excerpts from a new book by POLITICO Magazine’s chief political correspondent, Tim Alberta, in which Ryan said Trump “didn’t know anything about government” and that he wanted to “scold him all the time.”
“We’ve gotten so numbed by it all,” Ryan said in the book, “American Carnage”. “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.”
Trump kicked off his retaliation on Thursday evening, tweeting that Ryan was a “lame duck failure” who lost the majority because of “poor leadership and bad timing.”……..read more