Tuberville: ‘I’m really disgusted with Paul Ryan’
Former Auburn University head football coach and current 2020 U.S. Senate Republican candidate Tommy Tuberville is standing strongly with President Donald Trump in a new public spat with former House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI).
Excerpts released Thursday of an upcoming book featured Ryan criticizing Trump, saying the president “didn’t know anything about the government” and that Ryan and others “helped to stop him (Trump) from making bad decisions.”
This came the same day that Tuberville interviewed on WVNN’s “The Jeff Poor Show,” with host Jeff Poor asking him to assess the president’s handling of America’s immigration issues.
Tuberville pointed at Ryan as a major reason the United States has a crisis at the country’s border with Mexico.
“[Trump] inherited this problem because our politicians have just absolutely dropped the ball,” Tuberville lamented.
“And I’m really disgusted with Paul Ryan, because he had a chance to help put this border wall up and stop all this mess,” the GOP Senate contender continued. “And, you know, he took the money and ran from Congress… He didn’t know what he was doing. He didn’t help Donald Trump in the House get anything passed. Even Donald Trump said he lied to him. He said he was going to get it done [but] it didn’t work out.”
Tuberville added that the president is “trying to do the best he can with what he’s got.”
He said that more border patrol agents are desperately needed and that Democrats in Congress will not even give the president enough humanitarian aide for people currently in immigration detention facilities.
“I’ve got people that live down there that have said it’s just absolutely just a joke,” Tuberville decried. “But that’s what this whole country has been with the people that we’ve got running it. So, hopefully, we can get something done. Of course, you know, you’ve got the far-left Democrats that are just absolutely against helping anybody. They don’t want Donald Trump to get any credit. He doesn’t want the credit, he just wants to get it done. He’s a doer. So, it’s a slow process, and you know hopefully, he can get things done in his way, and that’s really the only way.”
Tuberville emphasized that hardworking Americans are sick of being “lied to” by elected officials.
“People are tired of career politicians. … We’ve kicked the can down the road for so long,” he commented. “Our career politicians, they’ve got us in a bind — a real big bind. Thank goodness we’ve got Donald Trump up there trying to fix this mess they’ve got us in.”
Trump has since responded to Ryan’s criticisms in a series of tweets.
….When Mitt chose Paul I told people that’s the end of that Presidential run. He quit Congress because he didn’t know how to Win. They gave me standing O’s in the Great State of Wisconsin, & booed him off the stage. He promised me the Wall, & failed (happening anyway!)……
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 12, 2019
“[Ryan] had the Majority & blew it away with his poor leadership and bad timing. Never knew how to go after the Dems like they go after us,” Trump added. “Couldn’t get him out of Congress fast enough!”
Sean Ross is a staff writer for Yellowhammer News. You can follow him on Twitter @sean_yhn