President Donald Trump hit back at former House Speaker Paul Ryan in a late-night Twitter thread, following reports of Ryan's comments in a scathing new book from POLITICO reporter Tim Alberta.
In a series of tweets on Thursday evening, Trump blasted the former Republican lawmaker from Wisconsin for "poor leadership and bad timing" during his House tenure.
"Paul Ryan, the failed V.P. candidate & former Speaker of the House, whose record of achievement was atrocious (except during my first two years as President), ultimately became a long running lame duck failure, leaving his Party in the lurch both as a fundraiser & leader," Trump wrote, referring to the 2012 presidential campaign where Ryan was number two on the ticket with now-Sen. Mitt Romney, who was then the GOP nominee for president.Donald J. Trump ✔@realDonaldTrump
Paul Ryan, the failed V.P. candidate & former Speaker of the House, whose record of achievement was atrocious (except during my first two years as President), ultimately became a long running
It was Saturday evening at The Essence Festival and CBS News anchor Gayle King was gently prodding former first lady Michelle Obama about the 2020 presidential race and how she felt about current frontrunner Joe Biden. “Has anybody caught your eye?” The first lady just reiterated: “Barack and I are going to support whoever wins the primary.” Well, what about the “dust-up” between Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) and former Vice President Biden — have any thoughts? “No, I do not.” King followed up with a general question: “What are the qualities that you think make a good president?” Among those the first lady mentioned: “Someone who is careful with their words.”
Those are not exactly words you would use to describe Biden. If the Obamas’ silence on Biden was loud from the beginning, it now approaches a deafening roar.
As Biden’s polls slide and he loses whatever aura of inevitability he may have had because of his comments on segregation and busing — issues brought to the fore by a pair of young, black candidates — he has been left to twist in the wind. It is stunning that as Biden struggles to recover from his self-inflicted wounds regarding race, the first African American president, whom Biden loyally served for eight years, has not offered a word of comfort.
No one is more careful and strategic than Barack Obama. Rest assured that the lack of public comment from the former president and first lady is entirely intentional.
While the Obamas publicly give Biden the cold shoulder, he has centered his campaign around them. His team put together an online adthat consists of just supercuts of the former president saying nice things about him. Biden’s campaign platform might as well be a cut-and-paste job from the Obama presidency. And he even went so far as to tweet out a Barack and Joe friendship bracelet in possibly the most awkward social media moment since Beto O’Rourke went to the dentist. As Biden might say: “Come on, man,” he’s just not that into you.
Even the unwavering belief that the Republican “fever” will break, and that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and other GOP senators will s
Immigration officials reportedly expect to detain around 2,000 people in at least 10 cities.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials plan to launch nationwide raids and arrest thousands of undocumented immigrants as soon as this weekend, The New York Times reported early Thursday.
Citing two current and one former official at the Department of Homeland Security, The Times said around 2,000 immigrants who have been ordered deported by the federal government will be targeted.
Agents will also reportedly arrest people who happen to be on the scene, even if they weren’t the target of the raids. These so-called “collateral” deportations could include entire families. Officials said they will be held in detention centers together, where possible.
HuffPost has reached out to ICE for comment.
President Donald Trump delayed the raids that were scheduled to take place last month in 10 major cities, including Miami, Los Angeles and Chicago. He said he had hoped to work with Democrats to craft a “solution to the Asylum and Loophole problems at the Southern Border”:Donald J. Trump ✔@realDonaldTrump
I want to give the Democrats every last chance to quickly negotiate simple changes to Asylum and Loopholes. This will fix the Southern Border, together with the help that Mexico is now giving us. Probably won’t happen, but worth a try. Two weeks and big Deportation begins!107K 8:13 AM - Jun 23, 2019
Congress passed a $4.6 billion humanitarian aid bill just days after that tweet, despite complaints from some Democrats and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) that the legislation didn’t do enough to protect migrant children.
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