Trump launches scathing attack on ‘pathetic loser’ Paul Ryan and calls for him to be removed from Fox News board

  • Donald Trump took to his Truth Social platform on Saturday to launch his latest attack on Paul Ryan
  • This attack comes days after Ryan said that too many Republicans didn’t have the guts to vote to impeach Trump in the wake of January 6
  • Trump continued in his diatribe to say that Fox News should fire Ryan from their board and stop taking ‘negative ads from the perverts’
  • Ryan has thrown his support behind Rep. Tom Rice in South Carolina’s GOP primary, Rice voted to impeach Trump in 2021

Donald Trump took to his Truth Social platform to launch a scathing attack on former Speaker of the House Paul Ryan Saturday.

The former president referred to Ryan, 52, as a ‘pathetic loser’ as he called for him to be ousted from the board of Fox News

Trump’s social media post came after Ryan declared Republicans didn’t have ‘the guts’ to vote to impeach the former president in the wake of January 6. 

Trump wrote in part: ‘Did anyone notice that Fox News went lame (bad!) when weak RINO Paul Ryan, who is despised in the Great State of Wisconsin for being ‘a pathetic loser,’ went on the Fox Board.’

Trump launched his new attack on his Truth Social platform

Trump launched his new attack on his Truth Social platform

In his criticism of Fox, Trump said that the network 'won't even talk about an obviously Rigged 2020 Presidential Election, not even a mention'

Trump called for Paul Ryan to be removed from the Fox News board. Ryan pulls in nearly $335,000 per year from Fox

In his criticism of Fox, Trump said that the network ‘won’t even talk about an obviously Rigged 2020 Presidential Election, not even a mention’

Ryan was elected ten times consecutively in Wisconsin’s 1st congressional district between 1999 and 2019 before his retirement.

In his criticism of Fox, Trump said that the network ‘won’t even talk about an obviously Rigged 2020 Presidential Election, not even a mention.’ 

Trump continued: ‘That’s why our Country is going to HELL – Elections have consequences. Get Ryan off your Board and report the News as it should be reported…And stop taking negative ads from the perverts, and others!!!’

The 45th president did not name any ads specifically that he felt were bought by perverts. 

Online records show that Ryan rakes in just under $335,000 from Fox per year. He joined the board in March 2019. 

Meanwhile, Ryan has been on the campaign trail in South Carolina where he endorsed incumbent Rep. Tom Rice this week. 

In February, Trump endorsed South Carolina state Rep. Russell Fry in the race to oust Rice in the June 14 primary, as several Republicans are challenging the 10-year incumbent. 

Rice was one of the few Republicans who voted to impeach Trump in the wake of the January 6 Capitol riot. 

Ryan said in his endorsement in Florence, South Carolina, that there were many in the GOP who wanted to voted along the same lines as Rice but ‘didn’t have the guts to do it.’

He added: ‘There are a lot of people who say they’re going to vote their conscience, they’re going to vote for the Constitution, they’re going to vote for their convictions but when it gets hard to do that they don’t do it.’

Ryan urged voters to show up for Rice instead of ‘people who are just trying to be celebrities who may be trying to help Trump with his vengeance.’ 

He concluded his remarks saying: ‘That’s not who voters want, voters want people focused on their solutions not on Trump’s vengeance and that to me is a really clear cut case here.’

Rice also received the backing of former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who at one-time was a Trump ally, but has gone back to criticizing him. 

Among those who also criticized Ryan for his remarks are former Republican congressman and Trump critic Joe Walsh who said: ‘Paul Ryan would’ve been one of those ‘gutless Republicans.’ Ryan pisses me off bcuz he’s had a big platform the past 4 yrs but he’s said absolutely NOTHING as Trump incited an insurrection, attacked our democracy, & destroyed the truth.’

In a May 2021 statement, Trump was equally critical of Ryan saying: ‘As a Republican, having Paul Ryan on your side almost guarantees a loss, for both you, the Party, and America itself!’ 

Trump added that Ryan was a ‘curse to the Republican Party. He has no clue what needs to be done for our country.’ 

Those remarks came after Ryan delivered a speech at the Reagan Library in Simi Valley, California. Ryan said, without naming Trump: ‘If the conservative cause depends on the populist appeal of one personality, or on second-rate imitations, then we’re not going anywhere.’

Ryan said that voters wanted Republicans with ‘independence and mettle.’ He also said that those voters would ‘not be impressed by the sight of yes-men and flatterers flocking to Mar-a-Lago.’

Donald Trump and Paul Ryan: A brief history 

When Donald Trump was made the presumptive nominee for the Republican Party in the 2016 presidential election, Ryan, then speaker of the house was hesitant in endorsing him, waiting a month to do so.

During Trump’s presidential campaign, Ryan said that he should release his tax returns

Following the release of the ‘Access Hollywood’ tape, Ryan said that he would no longer support or endorse Trump and would focus on congressional races in 2016.

In the wake of those comments, Trump accused Ryan of being ‘disloyal’ and said Ryan was part of a ‘whole sinister deal.’

When Trump became president, a Washington Post feature described their relationship as ‘friendly, if occasionally uneasy.’ It added: ‘Ryan did little to check the president or encourage oversight of his administration.’

Ryan announced his retirement in April 2018, Trump tweeted that he was ‘truly a good man.’ He added that Ryan was ‘leaving a legacy of achievement that nobody can question.’

In May 2021, Trump renewed his attacks on Ryan calling him a ‘curse to the Republican party.’


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