Former Speaker Paul Ryan saw retirement as an “escape hatch” from two more years working under President Trump, according to Tim Alberta’s new book American Carnage, per an early copy obtained by the Washington Post.
Said Ryan: “We’ve gotten so numbed by it all. Not in government, but where we live our lives, we have a responsibility to try and rebuild. Don’t call a woman a ‘horse face.’ Don’t cheat on your wife. Don’t cheat on anything. Be a good person. Set a good example.”
He added: “I told myself I gotta have a relationship with this guy to help him get his mind right… Because, I’m telling you, he didn’t know anything about government.”
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