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Donald Trump fumes over Fox News, ‘RINO’ Paul Ryan


Donald Trump slammed Fox News and Paul Ryan with a scathing post on his Truth Social account on Saturday, saying the news agency “became lame” when the former House speaker joined its board.

Trump’s comments came as Ryan is being criticized by some Republicans and conservatives for comments he made on Wednesday, saying members of his party “didn’t have the guts” to vote to impeach the former president.

On Saturday, Trump blamed Ryan, whom he called a Republican in name only, for what he perceived to be problems at the news agency.

“Has anyone noticed that Fox News got lame (bad!) when weak RINO Paul Ryan, who is despised in the Great State of Wisconsin for being ‘a pathetic loser,’ went to the Fox Board” , Trump wrote.

Donald Trump slammed Fox News and Paul Ryan at Truth Social on Saturday, saying the news agency “became lame” when the former House speaker joined its board. Above, the former president speaks on May 28 in Casper, Wyoming.
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Ryan has served on the board of directors of Fox Corp., the parent company of Fox News, since March 2019. In the message, Trump urged Fox News to remove him.

“Take Ryan off your board and report the news as it should be…And stop taking negative ads from perverts and others!!!” Trump wrote.

Trump also complained that Fox News was not covering his voter fraud allegations. The former president has long claimed without evidence that widespread voter fraud was to blame for his 2020 loss to President Joe Biden.

“They won’t even mention a patently rigged presidential election in 2020, not even a mention,” he wrote. “This is why our country is going to HELL – Elections have consequences.”

Ryan’s remarks were made in Florence, South Carolina, where he spoke in support of Republican Rep. Tom Rice. Rice voted to impeach Trump after the Capitol riot on Jan. 6, 2021, and faces a Trump-endorsed GOP challenger in the state primary on June 14.

“There were a lot of people who wanted to vote like Tom but just didn’t have the guts to do it,” Ryan said. “There are a lot of people who say they’re going to vote according to their conscience, they’re going to vote for the Constitution, they’re going to vote for their convictions, but when it’s hard to do that, they don’t do it. don’t. don’t do it.”

His comments drew backlash from conservatives, including Joe Walsh, a former Republican congressman.

“Paul Ryan would have been one of those ‘gutless Republicans.’ , attacked our democracy and destroyed the truth,” Walsh tweeted.

Newsweek reached out to Ryan, Fox News and a Trump representative for comment.


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