In the wake of Donald Trump’s “covfefe” debacle, efforts to bring Election 2016 back to life by tweeting about Hillary Clinton, and ongoing display of his infatuation with President Obama, one would think that anyone remotely associated with Trump would stay off Twitter. Nope.
With emotions running high worldwide Thursday evening regarding Trump’s decision to back out of the Paris Agreement, Paul Ryan somehow thought it would be a good idea to flippantly tweet about it. Ryan essentially said that caring about the Earth was bad for America (even though America is part of the Earth).
He went on to victimize the U.S., which — at a time when some of the nation’s closest allies are feeling jilted — won’t fare well for foreign relations. To be exact, Ryan tweeted:
— Paul Ryan (@SpeakerRyan) June 1, 2017
However, the insult to injury, salt to the already festering wound and straw that broke the camel’s back was Ryan’s bold claim that the agreement would hurt the American middle class and the poor. As if he has a track record of showing that he cares for anyone who isn’t rich, Ryan also tweeted:
The #ParisAgreement would have driven up the cost of energy, hitting middle-class & low-income Americans the hardest.
— Paul Ryan (@SpeakerRyan) June 2, 2017
Twitter wasn’t having it. Some people simply wanted Ryan to stop spewing nonsense:
Stop lying you don’t even believe this shit I bet
— Brandon Neely (@BrandonTXNeely) June 2, 2017
Just stop, you duplicitous hate-ghoul.
— Dennis Perkins (@DennisPerkins5) June 2, 2017
Connecting the pieces of the money puzzle as they relate to Ryan and other Trump surrogates (and the circles they move in), some alluded to their sentiments that those people have a lot to gain from Trump’s decision:
This is exactly what KOCH bought puppet Ryan wants for his donors. Get rid of him. Let’s support @DavidYankovich !
— Kimberly Owen (@KimberlyAOwe) June 1, 2017
Time to go after the Koch Brothers, the DeVos family, and the Waltons. Who else has HAD ENOUGH???
— Claudia Cass (@nokaoi1960) June 1, 2017
The Mercer’s too
— Kimberly Owen (@KimberlyAOwe) June 2, 2017
Others questioned Ryan’s ethics, morals, values, and beliefs while simultaneously expressing their disdain for him:
Paul Ryan: fuck off.
— philip kollar (@pkollar) June 1, 2017
There’s a special place in Hell for people like you.
— Christof Putzel (@ChristofPutzel) June 1, 2017
You are a raw deal for America, but Trump is like the aftermath of eating bad sushi. Karma will catch up to you though. #ParisAgreement
— Lesley Abravanel (@lesleyabravanel) June 1, 2017
This is the most appalling abdication of moral responsibility. You should be ashamed of yourself and your party.
— Fiona Smythe (@fionasmythe) June 1, 2017
Some wisely reminded Ryan and like-minded folks that children and future generations are the ones who really lose out as a result of Trump’s, Ryan’s, and others’ lack of regard for the Earth:
Nah. We’re going to wait and vote in 2018 instead. Enjoy explaining to your children how you’ve agreed to sacrifice their futures for $$.
— lawprofblawg (@lawprofblawg) June 1, 2017
The United States of America joins the ranks of Syria and Nicaragua as the only three nations abandoning the Earth for future generations.
— MatthewDicks (@MatthewDicks) June 1, 2017
As is often the case, there was one response that set itself apart from the others. This mic drop moment came when one clever individual realized that Paul Ryan’s post didn’t get the retweets that he was likely hoping for:
You didn’t get that many retweets, bro.
— Peter Cambor (@petercambor) June 2, 2017
Ryan’s feelings on the Paris Agreement aside, his tweets prove that he has absolutely no sense of decorum and etiquette in being sensitive to how the people he is supposed to represent actually feel. Moreover, while he may get to opine however he likes, he doesn’t get to be disrespectful. To the world leaders who sincerely believe the agreement is truly a happy medium that represents all parties with the paramount interest of preserving the Earth in mind, his tweets are in extremely poor taste and beyond disrespectful.
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