Paul Ryan, known for his deceitful statements about funding Trump’s border wall, appeared on CNBC’s Squawk Box on Tuesday to trash President Donald Trump.
Paul Ryan is a board member at FOX Corp.
During the interview, he said that Trump’s support within the GOP base stands at a mere 33%, which is odd considering that Trump has consistently been polling above 50% for several months.
After trashing Trump on CNBC for almost a minute, Ryan eventually stated that Donald Trump has the potential to win the presidency.
Transcript as follows:
Paul Ryan: I’m very clear with this. Look, it’s a disaster if we nominate Trump. You know, I think that I’ve been saying this for a long time. But Liz is right, which is he could win. I think we lose with him. I think we’re much more likely to lose.
We haven’t won anything with him since he first won in 16. We lost the House in 18, the presidency in 20, and the Senate in 2020, and we could have won the Senate in 2022… I’m for anybody not named Trump right now. Anybody not named Trump, anybody not named…
Becky Quick: Do you think you win if you nominate somebody not named Trump?
Paul Ryan: I do.
Becky Quick: Because you make everybody who was supporting Trump very mad.
Paul Ryan: I’m a never-again Trumper. So obviously, the 33% Trump base doesn’t like a person like me because I’m very clear. I don’t think he’s fit, and I don’t think he can win. Liz is right.
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