President Donald Trump responded to quotations attributed to former House Speaker Paul Ryan early Friday morning in a series of inflammatory tweets lambasting the retired congressman.

Citing Ryan’s failure to win the vice presidency when he was then-presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s running mate, Trump said Ryan’s congressional “record of achievement was atrocious (except during my first two years as President).”

U.S. President Donald Trump congratulates Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (C) and Sen. Tim Scott at an event celebrating Congress passing the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act with Republican members of the House and Senate on the South Lawn of the White House on Dec. 20, 2017 in Washington, DC. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Trump also claimed that he predicted Romney’s defeat when he chose to run for president with Ryan, while lambasting the former speaker because “he promised me the Wall, & failed (happening anyway!) …

Despite finding kinder words when Ryan announced his retirement, Trump now characterizes Ryan as too weak to engage Democratic political operatives and no loss to the GOP.

“Couldn’t get him out of Congress fast enough!” said Trump

Trump’s apparent reassessment of Ryan follows the publication of comments attributed to Ryan in the upcoming book “American Carnage. A pre-release copy was obtained by The Washington Post.

Then-House Speaker Paul Ryan (WI-R) speaks at a rally held by Governor Scott Walker (WI-R) for a last minute get out the vote event the night before the midterm elections at the Weldall Mfg., Inc. on Nov. 5, 2018 in Waukesha, Wisconsin. (Photo by Darren Hauck/Getty Images)

Ryan reportedly claims that he jumped ship to “escape” the daily burden of dealing with Trump, whom he implies was unfaithful to his wife and knew virtually nothing about legislative matters.

“I told myself I gotta have a relationship with this guy to help him get his mind right,” Ryan is quoted as saying, according to the Post’s reporting. “Because, I’m telling you, he didn’t know anything about government … I wanted to scold him all the time.”

Ryan reportedly gets more personal with his objections to Trump, saying his life doesn’t reflect good values.

“We’ve gotten so numbed by it all,” Ryan reportedly says. “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 once called Ryan “a truly good man” who had “a legacy of achievement that nobody can question.”

That tone began to change earlier this year when Trump said Ryan “screwed him” on border wall funding when the Republicans could have achieved it.

Author: David Krayden

Source: Daily Caller: Trump Attacks ‘Failed’ Former House Speaker Paul Ryan In Response To Criticism In Upcoming Book

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