It looks like the bro-mance between Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and Not-President Donald Trump is coming to a close.
Up until now, it had been a seemingly perfect one – Trump leading the delicate Ryan throughout, and Ryan showing his dedication to Trump by giving in to his every whim and desire.
However, when it comes to working with Democrats, that’s where Ryan starts singing Meatloaf’s “I Would Do Anything For Trump, But I Won’t Do That.” This is, of course, in response to a Trump tweet that suggested Trump would work with Democrats to reform healthcare.
‘The Democrats will make a deal with me on healthcare as soon as ObamaCare folds – not long. Do not worry, we are in very good shape!’
The Democrats will make a deal with me on healthcare as soon as ObamaCare folds – not long. Do not worry, we are in very good shape!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 28, 2017
Furthermore, Press Secretary Sean “Shouty Spice” Spicer assured the press Trump was for real about working with the Democrats.
Ryan has good reasons to be scared. Due to the inability of the Republicans to unify to pass the GOP Trump Care Bill, Trump could be pushed towards working more with Democrats. He is a pretty vengeful sort of guy. What else could be the ultimate revenge?
Ryan highlighted this concern in his interview. He said:
‘What I worry about Norah is that if we don’t do this, then he’ll just go work with Democrats to try and change Obamacare, and that’s hardly a conservative thing.’
He reminisced, however, that Trump was super into working with him and the GOP on the healthcare bill. He said:
‘Oh, he was deeply involved. That’s the thing that I was so pleased and impressed with. He really rolled up his sleeves. He’s actually up to speed on the issue, he knows the circumstances.’
It, no lie, sounds like an elderly person reminiscing over their lost loved one. Seriously. He went on to describe Trump lovingly, despite Ryan’s heart being tortured.
‘This is a can-do president, who’s a business guy, and he wants to get things done. I know he wants to get things done with the Republican Congress…’
In true fashion, Ryan looked to lay the blame anywhere but on himself or the philandering way of his orange lover.
‘…but if this Republican Congress allows the perfect to be the enemy of the good, I worry we’ll push the president into working with the Democrats. He’s been suggesting that as much.’
He noted that the majority of Republicans were on board, and he would not give up on keeping Trump by his side.
‘About 90% of our members are for this bill, and we’re not going to give up after seven years of dealing with this, after running on a plan all of last year, translating that plan into legislation, which is what this is.’
He also spoke with CBS about the Russian probe and what House Intelligence Committee Chair Devin Nunes (R-CA.) had revealed to him during the extensive interview. You can watch his comments below.
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