Trump And Paul Ryan Swap Insults: ‘Don’t Cheat On Your Wife’

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President Trump is upset that Former House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) made some unflattering remarks about him– namely that Trump cheated on his wife and doesn’t know “anything” about government.

In a series of tweets late Thursday evening, President Trump called Ryan a “long running lame duck failure” who “blew” his time as Speaker “with his poor leadership.”

Trump’s barrage of insults comes after several news outlets published reports on a forthcoming book, “American Carnage” by Tim Alberta. In an interview with Alberta, Ryan didn’t mince his words and offered a seemingly honest assessment of President Trump, a far-cry from his public support for the President during his time as Speaker.

“We’ve gotten so numbed by it all,” Ryan reportedly says, addressing Trump’s vulgarity. “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.”

Ryan also pummeled Trump for not knowing the first thing about governing, and suggested he only developed a relationship with Trump to “help him get his mind right.”

“I told myself I gotta have a relationship with this guy to help him get his mind right. Because, I’m telling you, he didn’t know anything about government . . . I wanted to scold him all the time,” Ryan reportedly says. “Those of us around him really helped to stop him from making bad decisions. All the time,” Ryan says. “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.”

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