Tag Archives: Paul Ryan

BOOK: Paul Ryan “Sobbed” As Capitol Riot Unfolded

CNN reports: Former House Speaker Paul Ryan was “sobbing” as he watched the January 6, 2021, attack on the US Capitol unfold on television, a new book reports. Ryan, who has criticized former President Donald Trump and his hold on the Republican Party, “found himself sobbing” during the insurrection, journalist Mark Leibovich writes in his forthcoming book, “Thank You For …

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BOOK: Trump Raged At Paul Ryan For Tweeting Against VA Nazis, Accused Ryan Of Backstabbing “My People”

The Insider reports: Paul Ryan butted heads with Trump after he publicly defended the neo-Nazis who sparked a deadly riot in Charlottesville, Virginia in 2017. “We must be clear,” Ryan tweeted after the riot. “White supremacy is repulsive. This bigotry is counter to all this country stands for. There can be no moral ambiguity.” According to “Peril,” Trump called Ryan …

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BOOK: Paul Ryan Researched Dealing With People With Narcissistic Disorder After Trump Won 2016 Election

Business Insider reports: Then-House Speaker Paul Ryan started studying how to interact with people with narcissistic personality disorder after Donald Trump won the 2016 election, according to a new book by The Washington Post’s Bob Woodward and Robert Costa. According to the book, Ryan was caught off guard when Trump won the election in an enormous upset over Democratic nominee …

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Paul Ryan: It’s “Really Clear Trump Legitimately Lost”

The Hill reports: Former House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said it’s “really clear” that President Biden won the 2020 election, as fellow Republicans in his home state gear up for an audit of presidential ballots. “President Trump lost the election. Joe Biden won the election,” Ryan told WISN 12 in a rare interview on Monday. “It was not rigged. It …

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Paul Ryan Begs GOP To Dump Obsession With Trump

NBC News reports: Former House Speaker Paul Ryan delivered a thinly veiled warning Thursday about the Republican Party’s reliance on former President Donald Trump, calling on the GOP to re-embrace traditional conservative principles. “Once again, we conservatives find ourselves at a crossroads,” Ryan, R-Wis., said in an outdoor speech at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, Calif., which …

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Ryan To Headline Fundraiser For Trump Foe Kinzinger

Politico reports: Former House Speaker Paul Ryan, a Republican from Wisconsin, headlines a fundraiser Monday for Rep. Adam Kinzinger. It’s a decisive move against ex-President Donald Trump, who has set his sights on Republicans who voted to impeach him. Kinzinger is one of 10 Republicans who joined Democrats to impeach Trump for his role in the Jan. 6 attack on …

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Paul Ryan To Host Fundraiser For Rep. Liz Cheney

The Washington Post reports: Former House speaker Paul D. Ryan plans to host a fundraiser for Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.), signaling where he stands in the intraparty battle over whether Cheney should keep her leadership position in the wake of her vote to impeach President Donald Trump. The virtual event is scheduled for March 25 in Alexandria, Va., according to …

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Paul Ryan: “Joe Biden’s Victory Is Entirely Legitimate”

The Washington Post reports: Former House speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) excoriated congressional efforts to challenge Biden’s win, warning that perpetuating the notion of an illegitimate result strikes “at the foundation of our republic.” In a statement Sunday, Ryan said it was difficult to “to conceive of a more anti-democratic and anti-conservative act than a federal intervention to overturn the …

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Paul Ryan: Trump Must Accept “The Election Is Over”

“So, the election is over. The outcome is certain, and I really think the orderly transfer of power — that is one of the most uniquely fundamental American components of our political system. “And I think it’s really important that we respect that, we respect the will of the people, and if we don’t, we end up doing damage to …

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Vanity Fair: Impeachment Brings “Bedlam” To Fox News

Quite the eye-opening piece from Vanity Fair: This morning, Sean Hannity told friends the whistle-blower’s allegations are “really bad,” a person briefed on Hannity’s conversations told me. (Hannity did not respond to a request for comment). And according to four sources, Fox Corp CEO Lachlan Murdoch is already thinking about how to position the network for a post-Trump future. A …

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Trump: Maybe Paul Ryan Was Bribed To Insult Me

New York Magazine reports: In a lengthy rant to reporters at the White House today that was unhinged even by Trumpian standards, the president made several attacks on the former Speaker of the House. Employing his favorite method of turning the insult around on the insulter, Trump claimed it was Ryan who had no knowledge of the government: “Frankly, he …

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Trump Predictably Attacks “Failure” Paul Ryan

USA Today reports: President Donald Trump lashed out at Paul Ryan late Thursday night on Twitter following the release of excerpts from an upcoming book in which the former Speaker of the House criticized him for not knowing “anything about government.” Shortly after CNN covered Ryan’s comments about Trump in Tim Alberta’s “American Carnage,” which details how Republicans have changed …

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Paul Ryan: I Retired To Get Away From Donald Trump

The Washington Post reports: Now out of office and trading in his power suits for a blue vest, Paul Ryan is back to critiquing Trump in unflattering terms in conversations with Alberta, who writes the former speaker could not stand the idea of another two years with the president and saw retirement as the “escape hatch.” “We’ve gotten so numbed …

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Paul Ryan Joins Board Of New Fox Corporation

Variety reports: The separation of new and old Fox begins a new era for the Murdoch clan and the media business, a day before Disney completes its acquisition of 21st Century Fox. The new-model Fox will begin trading today on the NASDAQ under the FOXA symbol. Earlier today, 21st Century Fox finalized the complex transfer of the Fox Corp. assets …

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Paul Ryan: Some Democrats Could Beat Trump In 2020

TCPalm.com reports: Paul Ryan, who served as Speaker of the House from 2015 until January and was the 2012 Republican nominee for vice president, was the final speaker of Riverside Theatre’s Distinguished Lecturer Series. Ryan said people should still be optimistic about the future of the country because of a strong economy, and touted the Republican-led tax reform plan passed …

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Tell-All Book: Trump Screamed At “Disloyal” Paul Ryan For Criticizing His Handling Of White Supremacist Rally

The Washington Post reports: President Trump watched on television, increasingly angry, as House Speaker Paul D. Ryan criticized his handling of the deadly white supremacist rally in Charlottesville. He held the remote control “like a pistol” and yelled for an assistant to get the Republican leader on the phone. “Paul, do you know why Democrats have been kicking your a– …

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Pelosi: I Was Too Busy To Watch Paul Ryan’s Farewell

The Hill reports: House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Thursday that she didn’t hear Speaker Paul Ryan’s (R-Wis.) farewell speech on Wednesday because she “was busy doing other things.” “This may come as a shock to you, but I was busy doing other things at the time. I wish him well as he goes forward,” she said when asked …

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Paul Ryan: Trump Won’t Sign No-Wall Spending Bill

ABC News reports: House Speaker Paul Ryan told reporters Wednesday afternoon after meeting with President Trump that the President will not sign a spending bill that has already passed the Senate because it does not offer funding for his border wall. Trump had indicated yesterday that he would sign the bill in order to prevent a government shutdown. The government …

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Paul Ryan Leaves Behind Ballooning Federal Debt

Bloomberg reports: When Paul Ryan became speaker of the House in 2015, the federal budget deficit was $438 billion. He blamed the “failed policies of President Obama” for budget deficits that had exploded to $1.4 trillion in 2009, the year after the Great Recession, though shortfalls began shrinking in the following years and were continuing to fall as Ryan took …

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House Speaker Paul Ryan Bids Farewell To Congress

Politico reports: House Speaker Paul Ryan, striking a note of gratitude and humility, thanked his staff and constituents for their support throughout his 20 years in Congress during a farewell speech on Thursday. Speaking on the House floor, Ryan said he was grateful for being able to serve Wisconsin’s 1st District, and to serve as speaker, which he added “is …

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