Kingston, a former Republican congressman from Georgia, wrote on Twitter Wednesday that Ryan's impending retirement is actually bad news for Democrats because it means they won't be able to run against him in this fall's midterm elections.
"Speaker Ryan's retirement perplexes Dems as now they have no one to attack," Kingston wrote. "Meanwhile Dems will have to defend Pelosi."
.@SpeakerRyan retirement perplexes Dems as now they have no one to attack. Meanwhile Dems will have to defend… https://t.co/OuTvrBAh8r— Jack Kingston (@Jack Kingston)1523461484.0
Even though Democrats will likely not be able to run against Ryan, Kingston fails to mention that President Donald Trump is historically unpopular at this point in his presidency. In fact, as FiveThirtyEight documents, Trump's average approval rating at this point in his presidency is lower than any other president in recent history, dating all the way back to Harry Truman.
Kingston's followers noted this omission and instantly buried him in ridicule -- as of this writing, Kingston's tweet has over 700 replies and merely 17 "likes."
Check out some of the responses below.
@JackKingston @SpeakerRyan Jack Kingston: North Atlantic Iceberg is in serious trouble after ill-advised run-in with mega liner HMS Titantic— Billy Organizing For Antifa (Text BOFA to 69420) (@Billy Organizing For Antifa (Text BOFA to 69420))1523463633.0
@JackKingston @SpeakerRyan Yeah who in the world will we attack now https://t.co/yMJuCQrARh— PeterDavies (@PeterDavies)1523461663.0
@JackKingston @SpeakerRyan Donald Trump. Paul Ryan’s replacement, Mitch McConnell, most of Trump’s unethical cabine… https://t.co/9cPNaqWDxW— Kellan (@Kellan)1523461793.0
@JackKingston @SpeakerRyan NOW YOU HAVE NO ONE TO ATTACK https://t.co/A30tE6v7gS— Jingle Jeff, J.D. (@Jingle Jeff, J.D.)1523462146.0
@JackKingston @SpeakerRyan Yes, they will only have *squints at notes written on hand* the Republican president, Se… https://t.co/lAye5rpql9— Gary Legum (@Gary Legum)1523463411.0
@JackKingston @SpeakerRyan I think you're missing the forest for the orange elephant in the room.— Tony Jenson (@Tony Jenson)1523462044.0