President Trump drove Paul Ryan to the woodshed Thursday night – ripping the former speaker on Twitter for having an "atrocious record" and becoming "a prolonged failure of a lame duck" who left his party "In embarrassment".
"I could not get him out of Congress fast enough!" Trump tweeted.
The president appeared to be picking on Ryan in response to a Washington Post report, which quotes excerpts from a new Tim Alberta book from Politico, in which the former speaker asserted s & # 39; To be "numb" in the face of Trump's "bad" decision-making. .
"Paul Ryan, the failed VP candidate and former Speaker of the House, whose record is atrocious (except during my first two years as President), has finally become a long-time busting failure, leaving his party in the dark. Embarrassment both as a fundraiser and leader, " Trump blasted. "When Mitt chose Paul, I told people it was the end of the presidential race. He left Congress because he did not know how to win. They put me through the big state of Wisconsin and booed it off the stage. He promised me the wall and failed (anyway!) "
The president concluded his sentence of Ryan saying that he was a weak representative of the Republican party.
"He had the majority and ruined everything with bad leadership and bad timing," Trump said. "I have never known how to pursue Dems as they pursue us."
This assessment is far from what Trump was saying about Ryan last April, when the former president retired.
"President Paul Ryan is a really good man and, even if he will not seek re-election, he will leave a legacy of achievement that nobody can question," Trump tweeted. "We are with you Paul!"
The Wisconsin legislator had criticized Trump's behavior at the White House while speaking to Alberta, Politico Magazine's senior political correspondent, of his new book, "American Carnage."
"Those of us around him have really helped prevent it from making bad decisions. All the time, "Ryan told him. "We helped him make better decisions, which was contrary to his reflex reaction. Now, I think he's doing some of those instinctive reactions. "
Ryan then described his retirement as an "escape hatch".
"We are so numb by everything," he said. "Not to the government, but where we live, we have the responsibility to try to rebuild. Do not call a woman a "horse face". Do not deceive your wife. Do not cheat on anything. Be a good person. Give a good example. "