Former Speaker of the House Paul Ryan returned to Wisconsin to give a speech at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. During his speech, Ryan repeated his opinion that TFG is a sure way for the GOP to lose in 2024:
Former Republican President Donald Trump is a bad presidential candidate for both practical and principled reasons, Ryan said, adding that he thinks there is still a “reasonable chance” the former president won’t earn the party’s nomination in 2024.
“We lose with this guy,” Ryan said, pointing to Republicans’ national track record since Trump’s 2016 elecion.
There’s another reason Trump shouldn’t be the GOP nominee, Ryan said: “He’s just unfit for office.”
“I think leaders should endeavor to be honest, ethical, moral people who try to set standards for themselves and lead by example across the country. Donald Trump doesn’t try to do any of that. He does the opposite, frankly,” Ryan said. “So I just don’t think he’s fit for the job.”
Likewise, Ryan doesn’t think too highly of the Free Dumb Caucus:
The former speaker said he thinks McCarthy reached a “great deal” with Democratic President Joe Biden on the nation’s debt ceiling, but the “handful” of Republicans in the far-right House Freedom Caucus “decided to blow it up.”
Members of the Freedom Caucus “think they win by losing,” Ryan said, but instead make Republicans “look like fools.:
“It’s nihilism, is what it is, and it’s really unfortunate to see,” he said.
But if you think that Ryan had finally come to his senses, somewhat belatedly, rest assured, he’s still the same greedy idiot that he was while in office. He also spent part of this time lamenting that the anti-worker Trans-Pacific Partnership treaty deal fell through.