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Paul Ryan Takes Ugly Shot at Trump After Midterm Elections

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It’s no secret that former Speaker of the House Paul Ryan isn’t a fan of Donald Trump, but his latest diss of the former President seems to put him at odds with much of the Republican Party as a whole.

Ryan’s comments come after the midterm elections, in which no real “red wave” appeared to develop, and it certainly seems as if the former GOP leader is blaming Trump for the shortcomings.

Former House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) Wednesday night told WISN 12 News that former President Donald Trump is causing Republicans to lose elections.

Reporter Caroline Reinwald asked, “Republicans didn’t see that red wave like they were predicting. Why do you think that is, and what kind of lessons do you think Republican leadership should be taking away from that?”

Ryan said, “I think we’re going to have to do a lot of soul searching and head scratching, looking through and parsing the numbers as to why we didn’t perform as well as we would have liked to.”

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And then:

He added, “I think Trump’s kind of a drag on our ticket. I think Donald Trump gives us problems politically. We lost the House, the Senate and the White House in two years when Trump was on the ballot or in office. I think we just have some Trump hangover. I think he’s a drag on our office, on our races.”

Ryan would go on to suggest that Trump would not be the GOP nominee in 2024, adding that the Republican Party would be much more likely to win that election if the former President were not involved.

Of course, Ryan hasn’t mentioned the abject power of the MAGA Movement in all of this, and that omission certainly promotes a bit of skepticism regarding his theory.

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As a lifelong advocate for the dream promised us in the Constitution, Andrew West has spent his years authoring lush prose editorial dirges regarding America's fall from grace and her path back to prosperity. When West isn't railing against the offensive whims of the mainstream media or the ideological cruelty that is so rampant in the US, he spends his time seeking adventurous new food and fermented beverages, with the occasional round of golf peppered in.