Speaker of the House, Paul Ryan, is getting some serious respect from liberals today after he mocked Donald Trump at a televised press briefing. Ryan spoke out about Trump’s recent statements against his own party.
At a recent rally in Atlanta, Trump demanded that Republicans “be quiet.” He went after leadership in the GOP specifically, saying that they had gone too soft on Barack Obama, who is a “lousy negotiator except when it comes to the Republicans.” Trump said this Wednesday:
“You know the Republicans – honestly folks, our leaders, our leaders have to get tougher. This is too tough to do it alone, but you know what I think I’m going to be forced to. I think I’m going to be forced to. Our leaders have to get a lot tougher.”
“Be quiet. Just please be quiet. Don’t talk. Please be quiet. Just be quiet … because they have to get tougher, they have to get sharper, they have to get smarter. We have to have our Republicans either stick together or let me just do it by myself.”
Ryan was visibly amused by Trump’s recent anecdotes; he laughed as he addressed Trump’s message to Republican leadership, which includes Paul Ryan himself. Ryan had previously been under the impression that Trump thought a separation of powers within the party was the only possible way to hold a democracy. Ryan said this with a chuckle:
“You can’t make this up sometimes. We represent a separate but equal branch of government.”
Ryan went on to insist that, despite his endorsement of Donald Trump for President, he will “defend the separation of powers,” because we “lose our freedoms” when one person rules all.
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