Paul Ryan Tweets Exploitative Weekend Message To America & The Internet Is Making Him Pay


Time and time again various members of the GOP have proven that they don’t care about marginalized groups of people. That is unless members of those groups serve a purpose that will somehow benefit those Republicans.

For example, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) along with the Trump administration is viciously attacking Americans with pre-existing medical conditions via their so-called health care bill. However, because he thought it would look good, Ryan recently tweeted a picture of himself with a young boy who has muscular dystrophy. Twitter users slammed Ryan, but the fact that he thought it was okay to exploit the child as he did speaks to his ignorance and just how out of touch he is with reality.

Well, Ryan is at it again. Despite the manner in which the GOP has done the absolute most to exclude and single-out LGBTQ+ and non-white communities, a gay woman, Crystal Griner, whose skin also happens to be brown, is credited for having saved Steve Scalise’s (R-LA) life. Now suddenly, who she is and what she represents is being embraced by the GOP.

As if Ryan isn’t often the face of policies that are anti-anyone from a marginalized group, he exploited Griner as only he could by tweeting:

Naturally, Twitter users raked Ryan over the coals for his gross display of hypocrisy. Most people were all too happy to point out the rights that Ryan and his Republican colleagues have worked so hard to prevent members of the LGBT+ and other under-served groups from having:

Many people don’t understand what white privilege means. White privilege means you can go above and beyond to discriminate against certain groups of people, but embrace members of those groups when doing so allows you to gain something. Ryan’s tweet is the epitome of white privilege.

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