Morning laugh courtesy of www.the hill.com, which reported that “President Trump’s stunning attack on Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) on Wednesday is being interpreted by many on Capitol Hill as an attempt to deflect blame and throw the retiring Speaker under the bus should the GOP lose its House majority next week.”
That is wrong on so many levels that it is painful. Really, the only thing you can call it is #fakenews.
First of all, it was Ryan who engaged in the “stunning attack” when he attempted to undermine the president’s policy announcement that he would seek to end birthright citizenship through executive order. The Hill story doesn’t even bother to quote Ryan’s dismissive remarks when he torpedoed the Trump plan and ignorantly claimed that the language of “the 14th Amendment is pretty clear.”
No it isn’t, and for the lame-duck speaker to say so when the leader of his party is seeking to motivate supporters to vote to protect the Republican majority in the House is downright betrayal. Trump simply called him out for his foolishness.
Yet The Hill turns the story on its head and claims that Trump is somehow sabotaging Ryan’s efforts to re-elect a Republican majority. If Ryan had wanted to see a Republican majority, the best thing he could have done would have been to turn the speaker’s gavel; over to a Republican successor months ago when he announced he would not seek re-election. Ryan is an albatross around the neck of every Republican running for re-election. He is a watered-down Republican version of Nancy Pelosi.
For what it’s worth (not much):