Paul Ryan Offers Advice on How Democrats Can Beat Trump in 2020

Former Speaker of the House Paul Ryan offered some advice to Democrats seeking to unseat the President in 2020 – make the race about Trump’s personality.

It seems odd to advise the opposition party to attack the one thing Trump’s supporters overwhelming like about him. In fact, in a poll last year, well over half of the respondents viewed the President as intelligent, strong, and decisive.

And in spite of media coverage to the contrary, his base enjoys the occasional verbal sparring he is willing to engage in with political opponents. He fights!

Yet, Ryan believes a referendum on Trump’s personality will carry the Democrat nominee all the way to the White House.

“The person who defines that race is going to win the race,” Ryan told the audience at a lecture in Vero Beach, Florida. “If this is about Donald Trump and his personality, he isn’t going to win it.”

Personality Tips From Ryan? Really?

Mr. No Personality is offering up personality advice to candidates seeking to defeat the man whose charisma helped pull off the biggest election upset in recent memory. Good luck with that.

Ryan, though he did not name any specific ones, said there are some Democrat candidates who could beat Trump in 2020 should they follow his advice.

Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy offered up a slew of reasons “why [Trump] will be reelected.”

Ryan’s Betrayal

In hindsight, Ryan offering advice on how to beat Trump while delivering a backhanded slap to the President’s personality is really no surprise.

Betrayal has been a staple of Ryan’s career.

It was he who was in charge when Republicans controlled the House and attempted to repeal Obamacare, quite unsuccessfully.

Ryan pointed fingers at others for that failure during the lecture, specifically the House Freedom Caucus whom he blamed for causing a delay in voting that “eroded public support,” as well as John McCain for giving it a thumbs down vote. It is our understanding that criticism of McCain is frowned upon.

President Trump called out Ryan’s betrayal on the border wall as well. Republicans had two years of control over Congress, and despite a pledge from the then-Speaker, never secured funding.

Just last month, former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe claimed he informed a bipartisan group of congressional leaders known as the ‘Gang of 8’ that the bureau had initiated a counterintelligence investigation into President Trump.

Nobody, including Ryan, raised any objections.

Democrats may enjoy the fact that Ryan represents a member of the resistance against Trump, but might want to look elsewhere for advice. A guy widely viewed as an ineffective Speaker offering campaign advice is rich.

Rusty Weiss

Rusty Weiss is a freelance writer focusing on the conservative movement and its political agenda. He has been following and analyzing the political climate for several years, and his writings have appeared in the Daily Caller, FoxNews.com and more.

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  • And to think he ran as a candidate for Vice President of this country. Dodged a bullet there. Keep letting it all run of your back Mr President. We are behind you 100%.

  • Clinton roams free. Wars still going. Trump hires the Swamp. More Illegals carted to the interior by ICE than ever.

  • There, there. It will all end in January 2025. Then we will have President Nikki Haley and Vice President Ben Shapiro. You see? It will be fine.


  • 2020 is not about Trump---it is about preserving our Republic from those who would turn it to socialism, and against the freedoms we have under the First Amendment and all of the Bill of Rights

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