President Trump unleashed on Paul Ryan in a late-night tweetstorm in response to criticisms.
In the book, "American Carnage," Ryan recalled his difficult working relationship with the president. He told Politico's Tim Alberta that Trump "did not know anything about the government" and that he and others "helped to stop him from making bad decisions"
"Because, I'm telling you, he did not know anything about government. , , I wanted to scold him all the time, "Ryan said in the book." Those who helped to stop him from making bad decisions
Trump blasted Ryan as a "failed" vice presidential candidate with an "atrocious" record of being a congressman.
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"Paul Ryan, the failed VP candidate & former Speaker of the House, whose Record of achievement was atrocious (except during my first two years as President), was a long-running lame duck failure, leaving his party in the lurch both as a fundraiser & leader … " Trump tweeted.
Trump went on to claim that when 201
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"He's been standing in the Great State of Wisconsin, & booed him off the stage." He quit Congress because he did not know how to win. He promised me the Wall, & failed (happening anyway!) …. "
Trump added," He had the Majority & blew away with his poor leadership and bad timing. Never knew how to go after the Dems like they go after us. Could not get him out of Congress almost enough! "
This is a dramatic shift in tone from the president when Ryan announced he would not be seeking re-election in April 2018.
" Speaker Paul Ryan is a truly good man, and while he will not be seeking re-election, he will leave a legacy of achievement that nobody can question. We are with you Paul! " Trump tweeted at the time .