In a stunning turn of events, former House Speaker Paul Ryan has come out swinging against Donald Trump, labeling his potential nomination for the presidency a “disaster.” Speaking on CNBC’s Squawk Box, Ryan did not mince words when expressing his disdain for the former president, stating, “I’m for anybody not named Trump right now. Anybody not named Trump… because I think we beat Biden for sure if we nominate a Republican not named Trump.”
Paul Ryan isn’t convincing anybody about anything 😂 https://t.co/h81GEyS4ll
— Jenna Ellis (@JennaEllisEsq) June 28, 2023
As a staunch conservative Republican, it’s refreshing to see someone like Ryan boldly stepping up to challenge the idea of Trump as the Republican nominee. It’s high time someone in the party shed light on the fact that clinging to Trump’s coattails is not a winning strategy. Ryan astutely points out that under Trump’s leadership, the Republicans suffered significant losses, including losing the House and Senate, as well as the presidency. It’s clear that Trump’s tenure has not been the glowing success some claim it to be.
Saboteurs like him caused Trump's narrow loss in 3 states in 2020, yet they complain about Trump's electability.🤡 pic.twitter.com/TfupGo7Iva
— Yossi Gestetner (@YossiGestetner) June 28, 2023
"It's a disaster if we nominate Trump…but he could win,"
Based on the last 3 years of coverage, it’s not even clear to me that he ever lost.
You people simply cannot quit the man.
— Douglas Ritz (@douglasritz) June 28, 2023
Didn’t this guy drop out? Isn’t he coin operated now.
— Dan Mahoney (@danmahoney49) June 28, 2023
Does anyone really care about @SpeakerRyan anymore? Look what’s happened to Fowhile he’s on their Board. He has really bad judgement.
— Kevin (@TheBondGuy2) June 28, 2023
Trump already won. Do you actually believe the Biden crime family won from their basement with Hunter smoking from a crack pipe. 81 million people know the truth.
— Stefanie Kammerman/The Stock Whisperer (@VolumePrintcess) June 28, 2023
Ryan’s comments highlight the ongoing divide within the Republican party. While some still cling tightly to the misguided notion of Trump’s influence, there are those, like Ryan, who are bravely standing up and questioning the wisdom of such blind loyalty. It takes true courage to go against the grain and challenge the status quo.
One cannot help but agree with Ryan’s assessment that Trump is “dangerous.” His erratic behavior, divisive rhetoric, and lack of political finesse have consistently shown that he is not fit to hold the highest office in the land. It’s refreshing to hear a prominent Republican voice speak the truth and acknowledge Trump’s shortcomings openly.
Ryan also brings up an interesting point about the possibility of another candidate who can appeal to both Trump’s base and the crucial suburban vote. This is a demographic that cannot be ignored if Republicans hope to secure victory in future elections. It’s encouraging to see someone like Ryan thinking strategically and offering alternative solutions that could lead to success and unity within the party.
However, it would be remiss not to recognize the immense challenge of swaying Trump’s base. The MAGA base has shown unwavering loyalty to Trump, and winning them over will undoubtedly be an uphill battle. Let’s not forget that their allegiance has been one of the defining characteristics of recent American politics. Nonetheless, Ryan’s willingness to take on this daunting task is commendable and deserves respect.
In conclusion, Paul Ryan’s criticism of Donald Trump’s potential nomination as the Republican presidential candidate is a breath of fresh air in a party that has been overshadowed by Trump’s divisive influence for far too long. It’s time for Republicans to move forward, seek a more inclusive candidate, and prioritize the needs of the American people over blind allegiance. Kudos to Paul Ryan for having the courage to speak truth to power and ignite a much-needed debate within the Republican party.