Breitbart just published an article calling out Speaker Paul Ryan on how he publicly talked against then-GOP candidate Donald Trump.
Most of us knew how badly Speaker Ryan was trying to distance himself from GOP candidate Trump. We saw reports daily on how strained the relationship was between the two, and this audio happened around the time of the NBC audio release of a private tape which caught Trump having man talk with another guy in the back of a bus.
Republicans jumped on Trump and some unendorsed him. Ryan spoke about Trump in the audio below. What’s probably going to get people thinking about Ryan’s motives is he said he would not defend Trump then or in the future. Ryan has seemingly changed his views about Trump or has he.
In the Oct. 10, 2016 call, from right after the Access Hollywood tape of Trump was leaked in the weeks leading up to the election, Ryan does not specify that he will never defend Trump on just the Access Hollywood tape—he says clearly he is done with Trump altogether.
“I am not going to defend Donald Trump—not now, not in the future,” Ryan says in the audio, obtained by Breitbart News and published here for the first time ever.
Now, Ryan—still the Speaker—has pushed now President Donald Trump to believe his healthcare legislation the American Health Care Act would repeal and replace Obamacare when it does not repeal Obamacare. Ryan has also, according to Trump ally Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), misled President Trump into believing that Ryan’s bill can pass Congress. Paul and others believe the bill is dead on arrival in the U.S. Senate since a number of GOP senators have come out against it and there are serious questions about whether it can pass the House. This is the first major initiative that Trump has worked on with Ryan—and the fact it is going so poorly begs the question as to whether Speaker Ryan, the GOP’s failed 2012 vice presidential nominee who barely supported Trump at all in 2016, really understands how Trump won and how to win in general.
I am sure Ryan probably called Trump tonight to give him some explanation on this audio being leaked. Operation Smooth Things Over is probably in effect. Do you trust Speaker Ryan to help Trump with his agenda or is he the Manchurian Speaker?
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