Donald Trump: Tapping of Paul Ryan for veep was ‘end’ of 2012 campaign

February 18, 2016

Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump on Wednesday said the selection of 2012 GOP vice presidential nominee Paul D. Ryan was the “end” of the campaign for Republicans because of the perceptions surrounding Mr. Ryan and entitlement spending.

“Every single other candidate is going to cut the hell out of your Social Security,” Mr. Trump said in response to a question about the program at an event in South Carolina.

“Remember the wheelchair being pushed over the cliff when you had Ryan chosen as your vice president? That was the end of that campaign, by the way, when they chose Ryan,” Mr. Trump said. “And I like him — he’s a nice person — but that was the end of [the] campaign.”

“I said you got to be kidding,” Mr. Trump said. “[Because] he represented cutting entitlements, etcetera, etcetera. The only one that’s not going to cut is me.”

Mr. Ryan, who was elected speaker of the House last year, was chairman of the House Budget Committee when 2012 GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney chose him as his running mate.

  • pete G

    I wouldn’t trust Ryan as far as i could throw him. They don’t even negotiate with the goon they just give away the kitchen sink without batting an eye.I don’t know how anyone else feels but i am sick of it.

  • Seedman

    Don Juvenile Trump is very selective on charitable donations. After 911 Don gave a pittance to those affected by the terrorist attack in New York City. However Don readily wrote out a check for well over a million dollars to the Clinton Foundation. Don’s character is as sturdy as a condemned building in the process of being demolished. Ted Cruz possesses the altruism to be a great two term president.

  • yzwisey

    Ryan a dem-lite w/ his beard. Do not trust him and Trump is beginning to sound like one too. I believe Trump will flip. Im holding on to the hope that Cruz will follow through (like he did in the Senate) with his campaign promises.

  • TexRancher

    Ryan has already betrayed AMERICANS more than once and his kissing up to Kenya Boy is a Red Flag issue!


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