Monday, December 5, 2016

Paul Ryan On Donald Trump Tweeting Lies: ‘Who Cares?

Huffington Post
Paul Ryan appeared on 60 Minutes last night. Ryan defended Trump's "tweeting lies and conspiracy theories, including dangerous allegations of mass voter fraud in the recent presidential election."

Trump, Ryan, and Republicans are in charge now. It's a huge problem for those of us who expect our political leaders to provide us with facts. With Trump, we expect no facts, only lies, but now that the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives endorses no facts and lies who are we to believe. We all will have to do a lot of research whenever any of them tell us anything. They simply can't be trusted.

It's a big problem that's only going to get worse.

"When Pelley continued to press him, Ryan said that the fact that the president-elect of the United States circulates false information on social media is not a concern to him."

This is part of what Ryan said:

“It doesn’t matter to me. He won the election,” he said. “The way I see the tweets you’re talking about, he’s basically giving voice to a lot of people who have felt that they were voiceless. He’s communicating with people in this country who’ve felt like they have not been listened to. He’s going to be an unconventional president.

“Who cares what he tweeted, you know, on some Thursday night, if we fix this country’s big problems?” he added. “That’s just the way I look at this."

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Paul Ryan On Donald Trump Tweeting Lies: ‘Who Cares?