Mitt Romney THROWS Trump Under The BUS
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Benedict Arnold has a new name…

Mitt Romney (R-UT) came to the defense of former House Speaker Paul Ryan (R) Friday after President Trump tweeted a response to Ryan’s recent attack on Trump’s character.

“The fault for our 2012 loss is mine alone; @SpeakerRyan was a tireless campaigner, fundraiser, and conservative champion. As the sole person who could unite the House, he acquiesced to be Speaker as a service to the country,” Romney tweeted Friday.

“His selfless leadership and lifelong policy work were critical to the tax and regulatory reform that have helped propel the economy. A man like Paul Ryan does not often come along,” he added.

Romney’s tweets seem to be a response to Trump’s criticism, which followed the emergence of critical remarks lobbed by the former House Speaker.

The president tweeted:

Paul Ryan, the failed V.P. candidate & former Speaker of the House, whose record of achievement was atrocious (except during my first two years as President), ultimately became a long running lame duck failure, leaving his Party in the lurch both as a fundraiser & leader……When Mitt chose Paul I told people that’s the end of that Presidential run. He quit Congress because he didn’t know how to Win. They gave me standing O’s in the Great State of Wisconsin, & booed him off the stage. He promised me the Wall, & failed (happening anyway!)…..He had the Majority & blew it away with his poor leadership and bad timing. Never knew how to go after the Dems like they go after us. Couldn’t get him out of Congress fast enough!

Romney’s defense, however, contains holes. Ryan admittedly ran for Speaker “only reluctantly” and said in 2015 that he would only run on his terms.

“We need to move from an opposition party to a proposition party,” Ryan said at the time. “If I can truly be a unifying figure, then I will gladly serve.”

He also was not the best at fundraising or campaigning, at least in comparison to House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA). As Breitbart News reported, he raised $33.72 million so far this year. Ryan’s numbers were, in comparison, abysmal.

As Breitbart News reported:

McCarthy’s current total of $33.72 million outweighed the previous fundraising record of former Republican leader Paul Ryan’s 2017 total of $33.06 at the halfway mark.

Last year, Paul Ryan’s fundraising team raised a mere $15 million through two quarters.

The drama began to unfold after an excerpt from the upcoming book American Carnage: On the Front Lines of the Republican Civil War and the Rise of President Trump detailed remarks made by Ryan, who recalled his days working with Trump and added that “he didn’t know anything about government.”

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

“Those of us around him really helped to stop him from making bad decisions. All the time,” he added. “We helped him make much better decisions, which were contrary to kind of what his knee-jerk reaction was. Now I think he’s making some of these knee-jerk reactions.”

Ryan also took aim at Trump for calling Stormy Daniels “horse face.”

“We’ve gotten so numbed by it all,” Ryan said. “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.”

Both Romney and Ryan’s distaste for Trump has not remained a secret:

Ryan was always uneasy with Trump. In the spring of 2016, he hesitated before accepting Trump as the party’s candidate, even though he was to chair the Republican National Convention at which Trump would be nominated. In the fall of 2016, Ryan infamously told members of the Republican caucus in the House that they did not have to defend the president when he was accused of using offensive language toward women in a leaked Access Hollywood video.

Romney openly criticized Trump on Twitter throughout the Republican primary, calling him a “phony” and “fraud.” He cozied up to Trump after finding himself on the secretary of state short-list. Although that did not come to fruition, Trump ultimately endorsed Romney’s bid for a Utah Senate seat, and Romney happily accepted. However, he has failed to act as a reliable Trump ally since taking office.

Src: Breitbart

  1. The reason that the House was won by the Democrats was the atrocious record of non-performance as the Leader Rayan supported. Had more legislation and bills been passed, it is a pretty good guess that the House would have never changed hands. So if the House majority changes again, the Conservatives, the real ones, need to find a Leader that will compliment President Trump when he is re-elected. If you think that Trump has accomplished a lot in his first term, imagine what can be done with the House complimenting him.

  2. Ryan is a punk, he wouldn’t take a roll-call vote to get rid of Obamacare so Trump wouldn’t know who was stabbing the American people in the back. He had to protect his far right capitalist pig buddies. Ryan is only out for Ryan, he’s part of the swamp. Mitt is out for Mitt and his Morman buddies. They’re birds of a feather, he’s a swamper too.

    1. Ryan was an incompetent person, never a good Speaker of the House…His wife was elected with donations from the Republican Party, but she is a Democrat..Imagine husband Republican, wife, Democrat, title?…But she called the shots…we were taking orders from a Democrat in the Republican Party !!!…No wonder he didn’t like Trump…I wonder if Trump knew this…truth: If the Republican Party had a real leader during the 2016 election, they would not have lost the primaries or election of House to Democrats..A do nothing Republican Congress !!! Mitt Romney is a jerk !!!. He back stabbed President Trump after Trump endorsed him (against his better judgement). I voted for Romney instead of Obama. In my opinion, both elections were bought and paid for, 2012 was totally rigged, paid Democrat voters (blacks) with phones, money…George Soros, Billionaire, has been behind Obama all the way, is behind all the revolts against President Trump, is behind all the strikes, marches, etc (and at the Election Day Parades). He is destroying this country…Romney doesn’t need his money to be a traitor…

      1. Patsy there is always a line underneath the presidential candidates names were you can write in a viable option. I couldn’t vote for the Great Divider Obamie nor could I vote for Mitt. A man who quit his government job to run to Utah to help his Morman buddies do the Olympics, his prime concerns for his Morman buddies over the people who elected to do a job. With neither of these bums being Worthy of a vote I wrote on the line Dead Skunk because they all smelled the same.

  3. Mitt Romney is a jealous person…and a big mouth. He’s jealous because he ran for President and did not win. Our President Trump did win…To me, Romney is a sore loser…and that’s all he is. I’m sorry to see him in office.

  4. Ryan and Romney were RINOS and are in fact currently Operatives of The Democrat-Communist-Islamic-Nazi Terrorist Organization.
    That being said, Paul Ryan got out of the SEWER, when it was clear he would most likely be INDICTED for
    Corruption involving money laundering.

  5. Come on gentlemen Ryan is out of government and should not be attacked; he can give his opinion as other citizens do. Stop wasting time and energy that could be used for positive work and accomplishment.
    Also, remember Paul Ryan was a better Speaker of the House than Nancy.

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