Paul Ryan was recorded telling House Republican members something about President Trump and it wasn’t good.
Speaker Paul Ryan is on his way out after announcing his retirement, but that won’t be easy for him. People leaving politics and D.C. sometimes have things unraveled and revealed after they part ways with the Government. James Comey faced a heaping helping of controversy as he left the White House and he’s in a bit of a tiff with President Trump right now as he prepares to release his book which could unexpectedly trash the President with damning information. The feud with Trump and Comey could be something that happens to Paul Ryan next.
As Paul Ryan prepares to slip out of the White House workforce, he’s now facing some sleazy secret audio tape that’s leaking and President Trump might be forced to get payback for the antics he’s presented with. Paul Ryan might be backtracking his words after an audio tape reveals his potentially true lies or ambitions as he apparently told the House of Representatives that he wouldn’t ever support Donald Trump, nor not ever defend him again. It was like two best friends breaking up and going their own ways, except it was quite one-sided as Ryan dropped these words on his own, not exactly letting Trump know how he really felt. It seems a bit shady to do that, but politics has become a charade of haters acting like high school girls who involve themselves in petty drama while Trump makes America great.
Breitbart reported exclusively on the situation with Paul Ryan’s secret tapes: “On a never-before-released private October conference call with House Republican members, House Speaker Paul Ryan told his members in the U.S. House of Representatives he was abandoning then-GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump forever and would never defend him ever again.
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 calls into question 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.
The October conference call apparently was intended only for House Republican members. It’s unclear which or how many House Republicans took part in the call, whether the participants knew it was being recorded, who made the recording, or whether a recording exists of the entire call. The remarks on the portion provided to Breitbart News certainly sound like they were coming from Speaker Ryan, who seemed to be abandoning his party’s presidential nominee altogether just weeks before the election. He says not only will he not defend the Access Hollywood comments, but he will not campaign with Trump at all between this call on Oct. 10, 2016, and the general election for the presidency on Nov. 8—and that Ryan would not defend Trump on anything generally.
Ryan followed through on his promise to not campaign with Trump, abandoning the now president in the final crucial weeks leading up to the all-important general election. But Trump won anyway, in a landslide in the electoral college crushing Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton. This audio file means that Trump won all 306 of his electoral votes on his own, without Ryan, including the 10 he won in Ryan’s home state of Wisconsin. As soon as Trump won without Ryan’s help, Ryan aligned himself with then President-elect Trump and now President Trump—acting like he never abandoned him on the campaign trail and never disinvited the president from a rally in his district.
Ryan’s comments on this Oct. 10 call came after a female voice—it’s unclear if the woman was a House member or not—opened up the call. He called Trump’s Access Hollywood comments indefensible and said they do not fit with the Republican Party’s “principles and values.” Ryan also told House members on the call that he would not be campaigning with Trump, and that each member should make their own decision with regards to Trump over the next several weeks at that point: Abandon the GOP nominee for president like Ryan was doing or stand with him? A number of members joined Ryan in abandoning Trump. Both of those two sections of the call have been previously reported in media, although those media reports lacked audio of Ryan to back them up. But the more important line is the line where Ryan says—without specifying this was about the Access Hollywood leak—that he will never defend Donald Trump again.
Is this why Paul Ryan is really leaving? Does Ryan have a problem supporting Trump and his work and that’s essentially forcing him out by his own decision? What would the White House be like if everyone worked together and participated in civil behaviors where everyone contributed to working as a team, then we would make more advancements in our society and economy?
But we know how politics are, we can’t have politics without some good old-fashioned drama.
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