‘Curse to the Republican party’: Trump responds to criticism from Paul Ryan

Former President Trump put out a statement Friday in response to former Speaker of the House Paul Ryan‘s speech Thursday night. In the statement, Trump accused Ryan of being a Republican in name only.

Trump scoffed Ryan’s advice for conservatives to win elections, saying he “was the single biggest fact, other than Romney himself, for the monumental Romney/Ryan loss in the Presidential race of 2012.” Meanwhile, “I got more votes by far,” Trump wrote, “75M than any other sitting president in history!”

“Interestingly, I was in the Great State of Wisconsin when they booed him off the stage,” Trump went on. “I literally had to come to his rescue.”

Yesterday, Ryan tried to lead the GOP away from “populist appeal of one personality” or else “we’re not going anywhere.” But Trump disagreed. “Ryan should instead be telling them how to stop the cheating of elections and that we would have won if Republican leadership fought the way the Democrats did.”

Now, “Ryan has been a curse to the Republican party,” Trump said. He even went as far to say that Ryan’s involvement on the board of Fox News has lead to “millions of its great supporters fleeing for good.”

Finally, Trump echoed Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL). “As a Republican, having Ryan on your side almost guarantees a loss for both you, the Party, and America itself!” Trump said.

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