Paul Ryan Says Congress Has Been ‘Productive’ Under Trump, Gets Smacked Down Instantly

Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, although initially claiming opposition to Trump way back towards the beginning of the general election season, has since proven himself to be little more than an invertebrate concerned with little besides advancing his political career.

He’s jumped on the bandwagon for pretty much every one of President Trump’s major policy proposals, including Trumpcare, which will strip healthcare from tens of millions of Americans should it pass, and the recently unveiled tax cuts, which are massive, sure, but only for rich people.

Axios’s Mike Allen interviewed Speaker Ryan at an event on Wednesday, and in that interview — a portion of which you can see below — Ryan attempted to defend Congress against an allegation of do-nothing-ness that actually hasn’t been that prominent lately.

Captioning a portion of the video posted to his Twitter account, Ryan wrote, “Arguments that Congress has not been productive are just not true. Working with @POTUS, we’ve had dozens of bills signed into law.”

The thing is, people haven’t really made this argument against the present Congress. Rather, the prevailing arguments against Ryan’s half of Congress in particular is that what they have passed has been extremely detrimental to American society.

Check out some of the best replies to Ryan’s tweet featuring a video of some of his comments to Mike Allen below.

Featured Image via Gage Skidmore on Flickr, Available Under a Creative Commons License.


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