Paul Ryan on Monday lashed out at Donald Trump and said he messed up Charlottesville incident and he should tweet less!
“Do I wish there would be a little less tweeting? Of course, I do. But I think, I don’t think that that’s going to change,” Ryan said at a town hall when asked how he reconciles Trump’s tweeting with what he teaches his children.
“I think the president feels and he rightfully feels that he has found a way to communicate directly with people around the media, and I think he’s been very successful at doing that.”
Ryan, who sat down for a town hall with CNN in Racine, Wis. Monday evening, said he focuses on his own actions rather than that of the president’s.
“Are some of those tweets that I prefer not to have seen? Of course there are,” Ryan explained.
“But at the end of the day, what I control are my own actions. And that is how I conduct myself, look myself in the mirror, and kiss my kids at bed at night where we live in Janesville, Wisconsin.”
Trump has relied on Twitter as a way to put out his own statements, including criticism of the media and members of Congress.
“House Speaker Paul Ryan said Monday he believed President Donald Trump “messed up” in his response to the recent racial violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, when he equated neo-Nazis and white supremacists with counterprotesters.
“I do believe that he messed up in his comments on Tuesday when it sounded like moral equivocation or at the very least moral ambiguity when we need extreme moral clarity,” Ryan told CNN’s Jake Tapper at a town hall in Racine, Wisconsin, referencing a news conference Trump had last week.
When asked by an audience member whether he would back censuring Trump, Ryan said he would not back such a measure, adding that the issue cannot devolve into a partisan fight.
When asked how he reconciled the words and the actions of the current administration when talking to his children, Ryan said that he tries to lead by example.
Ryan says he wants this President to succeed.
“Do I wish there would be a little less tweeting? Of course I do,” he said.”