Speaker of the House, Paul Ryan, was not a supporter of Donald Trump from the moment he announced his candidacy to run for president.
Ryan hasn’t really changed his tune much, in the meantime, except to give the customary lip service and genuflection required for a newly elected POTUS.
Speaker Ryan even appears to have a condescending attitude towards president Trump’s Plan to “renegotiate” or “walk away from” Obama’s Iran nuke agreement which Trump characterized as “the stupidest deal of all time.”
From Independent Journal Review:
In the wake of Iran’s latest ballistic missile test, and President Trump slapping new sanctions on the Islamic Republic as a result, House Speaker Paul Ryan sat down with “Meet the Press” host Chuck Todd for an interview aired Sunday, to discuss the escalating confrontation between the two countries.
“Would you like to see the beginnings of trying to get out of the nuclear deal,” asked Todd.
Ryan reiterated that while he was against the agreement from the beginning, he noted that it’s highly unlikely that the U.S. can renegotiate it—much less walk away.
“A lot of that toothpaste is already out of the tube. I never supported the deal in the first place. I thought it was a huge mistake, but the multilateral sanctions are done. I don’t think you’re going to go back and reconstitute the multilateral sanctions that were in place.”
“But also, remember, they’re testing ballistic missiles. They’re still the largest state sponsor of terrorism in the world. Human rights abuses galore. And so those are where I think we also need to ratchet up sanctions.”
According to Ryan, the US is appeasing Iran and has been since Obama made the deal with them. Because Iran “ratcheted up” the situation on Saturday by responding to Trump’s “formally” putting Iran “on notice,” they have now launched military exercises, including additional missile launches, and a threat that, “roaring missiles would fall on their heads,” over “the smallest misstep from our enemies.”
Iran is definitely testing Trump’s resolve to take them to task if they don’t abide by the terms of the agreement. Neither former President Obama nor Speaker Ryan have made it any easier for Trump to do so.
It’s almost as if Obama and Ryan want to force Trump into taking the path towards military action because, so far, Iran isn’t backing down. If Trump were to back down, he would be perceived as a weak president and his administration will probably only be one term.
Obama’s evil plan to arm Iran with nukes is still working behind the scenes to undercut President Trump’s efforts to find a resolution without violence, but Obama has left Trump with few options.
It might be a good idea to keep President Trump in our prayers that this situation can be diffused peacefully as the alternative does not bode well for the Middle East, especially Israel!
Source: Independent Journal Review