Home 2016 Election ‘Is that supposed to be a bad thing?’ Author quotes Paul Ryan as saying Trump ‘didn’t know anything about government’ (and people have thoughts)

‘Is that supposed to be a bad thing?’ Author quotes Paul Ryan as saying Trump ‘didn’t know anything about government’ (and people have thoughts)

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In a new book, former Speaker of the House Paul Ryan is quoted as having some fairly negative things to say about President Trump. Here’s one of them:

From The Hill:

The author of an upcoming book highlighting how Republicans have dealt with the rise of President Trump says that former Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), an early critic of Trump’s who ultimately fell mostly in line with the president, saw his retirement from Congress as an “escape hatch,” according to excerpts obtained by The Washington Post ahead of its release next week.

“I told myself I gotta have a relationship with this guy to help him get his mind right,” Ryan said, according to Tim Alberta’s book “American Carnage.”

“Because, I’m telling you, he didn’t know anything about government … I wanted to scold him all the time.”

Considering what many of the nation’s elected officials who supposedly know a LOT about government have gotten accomplished — or helped wreck as it were — many don’t see Ryan’s reported criticism of Trump as a negative:

The reported quote about Trump from Ryan also sparked a lot of Resistance criticism of the ex-Speaker as well, but perhaps the 2016 election result had less to do with what Trump did or didn’t know about government and more to do with what Hillary Clinton didn’t know about the electorate.

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