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Trump Says He Was “Disappointed” in Paul Ryan’s Failure to Fund the Wall


In an interview with The Daily Caller on Wednesday, President Trump revealed that he did not blame Democrats alone for the failure to build the wall. Trump said that he had conversations with former House Speaker Paul Ryan in 2018 in which Ryan promised that he would make sure that the president got the funding he needed in exchange for signing the omnibus spending bill. Unfortunately, after President Trump signed the bill, Ryan backed out on his commitment to get the funding.

“Well, I was going to veto the omnibus bill and Paul told me in the strongest of language, ‘Please don’t do that, we’ll get you the wall.’ And I said, ‘I hope you mean that, because I don’t like this bill,’” Trump recalled. “Paul told me in the strongest of terms that, ‘please sign this and if you sign this we will get you that wall.’ Which is desperately needed by our country. Humanitarian crisis, trafficking, drugs, you know, everything — people, criminals, gangs, so, you know, we need the wall. And then he went lame duck.

“And once he went lame duck,” Trump continued, “it was just really an exercise in waving to people and the power was gone so I was very disappointed. I was very disappointed in Paul because the wall was so desperately needed. And I’ll get the wall.”

The Daily Caller asked the president if he felt that Ryan had lied to him.

“I don’t want to say he lied,” Trump said. “I think he probably meant it at the time, I guess. I hope. So I don’t call that lying.”

Say what you will about President Trump – and his critics have said a lot – he certainly is willing to give his allies the benefit of the doubt, long after any such benefit is warranted. The truth of the matter is that there was no excuse whatsoever for Republicans failing to get this done for the two years that they controlled both houses of Congress. The only excuse possible, and the only one that has the ring of truth, is that there simply wasn’t the willpower there to get it done. It’s the same lack of willpower, by the way, that you can palpably feel governing the course of the discussion in today’s Senate.

We’re sure Republicans want a wall more than Democrats…but we’re not sure it’s much more.

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  1. guess the demoncraps have forgotten in 1936 california had a bum wall to keep people out of that state. they did not want the refugees of the dust bowl.

    • What a perfect point—-back before California was overtaken by the Socialists Progressive/ Communists.
      Paul Ryan has ever been a R.I.NO. and His actions were predictable.

  2. A RINO shares many Democrat ideals. Lying, misleading, deceiving, obfuscating, Antisemitism, Provocateurs, prevaricators , perjurers, Communists, all Democrat résumé enhancements.

  3. From the very beginning I warned U.S. President Donald J. Trump NOT to trust Paul Ryan merely because he claimed to be a Republican. But I knew Paul Ryan’s clothes carried the smelled of Democrats. I was right! In fact; Paul Ryan held hands with the foreign-born illegal alien Muslim communist agent saboteur Barack Hussein Obama II.

    MSGT JOHN CORREA
    USAF (RET)

    • You are so right about Ryan! I never liked him at all and I feel the same way about McConnell.
      He should be using the nuclear option to get Trumps agenda pushed through and he is not!! Very disappointing. Term limits and kick out the RINOS!

    • YES HE DID ! PAUL RYAN SUPPORTED DEMOCRATS MORE THAN HE SUPPORTED WE CONSERVATIVES WHO VOTED FOR HIM !!! HE WAS A PRESIDENT WANNA-BE, AND STABBED PRESIDENT TRUMP IN THE BACK !

  4. Everyone knows Ryan is a PRIC#. A traitor to our nation. He is still a Pric$ and will always be one. That’s in the PAST. Let iLA Lt go. There are far more important people and issues to deal with. Trump STOP SCREWING AROUND SAND BUILD THE DAMN WALL ALREADY. ARE you waiting for another 911 to blow up LA before you authorize? Wow just occurred to me, that would be another “I TOLD YOU SO FOR YOUR TWITTER CRAP.”

  5. It surprises me how naive Americans are! Here is what I believe to be the reason the wall is not wanted by the parasites in DC, it would stop the flow of drugs and criminals into our country and the criminal cartels do not want that. Those cartels are, in my humble opinion, paying those parasites big bucks to keep it wide open. You always need to follow the money to get a reasonable answer. There are very few politicians that really care about us or our families and as long as they are not affected personally to hell with the citizens. This goes for all the democRAT and RINO politicians all three branches of government probably at all levels of government. Also a dependent and drugged up country is one that is easily controlled so they have the best of all worlds, money from the bribes and power over the people.

    • Mexican Cartels Paid Off Mexican President with $100 Million – Former Democrat Claims Democrat Party Being Paid Millions by Cartels As Well! -BlabberBuzz

  6. “WE THE PEOPLE” ARE DISAPPOINTED IN “TRUMP” (NOT) FULLY *DRAINING THE SWAMP* & *LOCKING UP* THE “DEEP STATE” (PRE- MID TERMS) !
    RYAN BEING 1 OF THEM (DOUBLE AGENT)!!!
    Check Facts ACLJ Law Firm (D.C.) Mr. Jay Sekulow Chief Counsel
    NOW “WE THE PEOPLE” ARE *SWIMMING UP-STREAM* THAT HAS *GAINED* EVEN MORE POWER!!!
    ONLY GOD CAN “DELIVER” ALL THOSE *ENSLAVED* TO THE
    THESE ARE THE *BIBLICAL PROPHECY* “END TIMES” > THE SOONER PRES. TRUMP GETS THAT *REVELATION* & HOW IT ALL ENDS > THE BETTER! THEN HE WILL BE *LED BY GOD* & NOT POLITICS & ART OF THE DEAL!
    YOU CAN *NOT MAKE DEALS WITH THE DEVIL* > THAT INCLUDES *HIS WORKERS BEES* IN BONDAGE TO THE !!!

  7. You did your share President Trump on letting the system work…
    Now that you have done that and everyone knows DC politicians are all corrupt just declare the emergency and get it done…Let the chips fall where they may. You are working in the most corrupt government in world that only cares about themselves. Please proceed Sir American workers and families are behind you! Start firing all the 800,000 that aren’t doing anything during the next furlough. The go after the ones in Washington not doing their jobs…MAGA!

  8. Ryan was never for the President, he believed in obama care, no border wall, and hope the President wakes up and realizes that Pence is no better, did any one ask Pence what was in that piece of paper that was sneaky given to him by a deep state women, it was slided into his hand and he put it in his pocket, all on video, and at WH funeral he was very friendly and smiley with the Biden’s but never even acknowledged the President when he entered.

  9. Let’s us not give up on our current POTUS
    as he is trying to do the right thing but using the legislation process via House and Senate (Congress). He knows that he has to go forward with the emergency funding to build the wall. I am sure he also has plans for the Democrats who have no moral plans. We need to stick together and support him and make sure
    a left wing radical like Hillary, Kamala, Michelle, Warren, Maxine, AOC, Mr Starbucks, Biden, Kerry, etc. do not get into the WH. Trump has to be careful and play his cards right in order to MAGA. I truly believe he has a plan to get rid of them asap.

    God bless America and the POTUS.

    Proud American and Veteran

  10. paul ryan did everything that he could to drag his nuts on everything that trump wanted..NEVER TRUMP WAS HIS BATTLE CRY, HIM AND PELOUSY ARE ALIKE IN ALMOST EVERY ASPECT OF ROTTEN COMMUNISTS.

  11. Paul Ryan did not want the wall. Neither does McConnell. They are part of the established swamp! 2020 must clean house of any up for election that are not loyal to President Trump .
    Must keep the Senate and get the House back. Only way to move forward with changing Washington.

  12. The traitor Ryan was and still is a major player among the RINOs. No one should be surprised at Ryan’s action, he didn’t try to hide it. We have been sold out by BOTH political parties, no one is standing up for us other than Trump and a few others. If what’s left of America is going to be saved it’s going to be up to citizens to do it. Our last 5 Presidents refused to enforce our immigration laws, if they had wanted a wall and/or strict immigration enforcement we would have had it long before now.

  13. The Democrats under Obama approved and built a 900 mile border wall for Jordan to protect them from Syrian refugees using our tax dollars, but a wall to protect Americans from invasion , Democrats say hell no! You see Syrian refugees are not here to vote illegally. Send all the illegal border crossers to Nancy’s , Cuomo’s, Soros’s, Harris’s, and Newsom’s oh don’t forget Bernie’s and Clinton’s zip codes , Trump will get full funding in an hour!

  14. Ryan always hated Trump because he and Romney gave us 4 more years of Obama and misery. They failed and a non politician kicked A. Ryan and Romney believed it was there turn, like the corrupt CROOKED HILLARY. 40 plus Republicans retire all at once, I wonder where there $$$ is invested. Insider trading and government contracts, CAN YOU SAY KICKBACKS ANYONE, Just ask Dick Durbin and Obama!

  15. The only people who wern’t disappointed in Paul Ryan were the so-called elite Republicans that insisted that Ryan take the speaker position. He satisfied then (and the Democrats) by holding Trump back. Paul Ryan should rot in hell along with the RINOs.

  16. Paul Ryan would not even appear on stage with Trump when he was campaigning in Paul Ryan’s home state of Wisconsin. Seriously? They didn’t see Ryan’s treachery then? Lotta BS going on behind the scenes.

  17. Paul Ryan was an extreme disappointment to everybody, except the rinos! He was a never trumper and he never covered it up! Well, at least he was true to his word as for as that goes! He should have his ass kicked!!! Wish I could meet him, because that is exactly what I would do! May the little bastard rot in HELL!!!!

  18. “WE THE PEOPLE” Are to blame for the Wall not being built. “WE THE PEOPLE” are the ones who choose who will be VOTED into office to represent the LAWS we want passed…. IF “WE THE PEOPLE” are not happy with the way things are going? Then I Strongly Suggest ‘WE THE PEOPLE” get off of our American Rear-Ends and VOTE……We better make sure we take at least “3” people with us to the voting booth’s. WALK, RUN OR CRAWL……Vote Republican. 2020.

  19. I’ve said from the very first of Ryan being elected speaker that you can’t trust him and never to believe anything he says. He has always said the he would fight Trump every step of the way, the only thing he hasn’t lied about!!! The little prick needs his nuts cut, if he has any!

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