Well, we may have found another traitor in the midst of the Republican party. Another traitor that will do anything he can to stop Trump.
We’ve been seeing this with John McCain as of late, attributing his frustration as not winning the presidency in 2008 to most of his bitterness toward a winning Republican president. And we’ve been on the fence about this particular person, as President Trump has had a bit of tumultuous relationship with him.
But this leaked audio confirms what we’ve all suspected – Paul Ryan is no friend to the White House.
On a never-before-released private October conference call with House Republican members, House Speaker Paul Ryan told his members in the U.S. House of Representatives he was abandoning then-GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump forever and would never defend him ever again.
In the Oct. 10, 2016 call, from right after the Access Hollywood tape of Trump was leaked in the weeks leading up to the election, Ryan does not specify that he will never defend Trump on just the Access Hollywood tape—he says clearly he is done with Trump altogether.
“I am not going to defend Donald Trump—not now, not in the future,” Ryan says in the audio, obtained by Breitbart News and published here for the first time ever.
You can listen to the full audio here:
According to Paul Ryan’s team, In response to this audio surfacing, Ryan spokesman Brendan Buck told Breitbart News: “The world is well aware of this history.”
“And obviously a lot has happened since then. As everyone knows,” Buck added in a follow-up email. In a third follow-up email, Buck clarified about the comments from Ryan that “of course they were” specifically about the Access Hollywood tapes. “This was in response to that, but as everyone knows, they came together toward the end of the campaign and the speaker vocally supported him and even campaigned with Pence,” Buck said.
But Ryan never campaigned with Trump.
With the new healthcare plan now officially released to the public, there has been no sign of Speaker Ryan attempting to adjust the bill as necessary. Is this another plan to thwart the president? Breitbart notes: Ryan has been unwilling to negotiate on the specifics of his bill, which has earned multiple negative monikers like “Obamacare 2.0,” “Obamacare Lite,” “RyanCare,” and “RINO-CARE” from detractors. But President Trump and his true allies, despite what Ryan’s allies inside the White House say publicly, have been much more willing to negotiate, according to House and Senate conservatives who have had direct conversations with the president.
“We have gotten a signal from the White House that the bill might be completely pulled and a more transparent and inclusive process could start as early as next week,” one senior Republican Senate aide told Breitbart News on Friday. “House leadership misled the White House on how popular this bill would be with conservatives.”
So Speaker Ryan said that he wouldn’t ever help Trump again – “not now, not in the future.” And now we’re stuck with a new healthcare bill that will definitely not pass through the Senate chamber as is. Is this a new sabotage on the president? Does Ryan not want this bill to pass in order to make Trump look bad?
Time will indeed tell. In the meantime, be cautious about anything that comes from the Speaker’s office.