Donald Trump threatened to start a war this morning, a possible attempt to distract from the fact that investigators raided the offices of his personal attorney on Monday and likely have a whole boatload of new evidence against him.
Turns out, maybe he didn’t need to start a new war. At the same time Trump was warning Russia of his plans to shoot missiles at Syria’s despotic leadership, Paul Ryan united the nation in a rare moment of joy when news broke that he is “retiring” at age 48. The fiscal arch-conservative will have completed 20 years of service with the federal government and will get his full pension starting at age 50.
The Republican speaker of the house is loathed by both Democrats and #MAGA Republicans and has been ineffective at corralling the anarchist Tea Party wing of his own party. Which is why Ryan is getting whacked from the left and right on Twitter.
Man Farts Up Entire Elevator Then Gets Off at Next Stop https://t.co/DIMTNyquzu
— Jess Dweck (@TheDweck) April 11, 2018
Paul Ryan just refused to do anything he was elected to do. All he had to do was support our presidents agenda that we the people voted for, but he simply refused to do it, as have so many others. So he won’t seek reelection, he’ll run away like the coward that he is
— Stonewall Jackson (@1776Stonewall) April 11, 2018
Wonder if Mike Pence will require Paul Ryan to have a funeral for his aborted career.
— OhNoSheTwitnt (@OhNoSheTwitnt) April 11, 2018
Dear Paul Ryan:
Nancy Pelosi will miss you. MAGA nation will not.
Thanks for nothing,
— thebradfordfile (@thebradfordfile) April 11, 2018
Voted against repealing ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.’
Voted against marriage equality.
Voted against gay adoption.
— Greg Hogben (@MyDaughtersArmy) April 11, 2018
Paul Ryan retiring is the best news that we could get. Ryan has been a thorn in Trump’s side since day one. He has done very little to advance the MAGA agenda. The true problem, though, will be getting McConnell to resigning as Senate Majority Leader. McConnell is far worse!
— Joey M. (YourVoice™ America) (@JTM_YVA) April 11, 2018
Narrator: Paul Ryan won’t do any of these things. https://t.co/ObHfMwj7NC
— Josh Caplan (@TheJoshCaplan) April 11, 2018
BREAKING: Paul Ryan has decided not to run for Minority Leader.
— Jason Kander (@JasonKander) April 11, 2018
Devin Nunes should replace Paul Ryan as Speaker of the House
— Jacob Wohl (@JacobAWohl) April 11, 2018
Can’t wait to see what lies ahead! #MAGA
— CJ Pearson (@thecjpearson) April 11, 2018
And then someone pointing out the unique situation in which all of America is united for one brief moment:
— MCFried (@fried_mc) April 11, 2018