Echoing Donald Trump’s absurd statement today that his administration has been “running like a fine-tuned machine,” spineless GOP House Speaker Paul Ryan said the new president’s agenda is “exactly on track.”
“We put together a 200-day plan for the president to get this agenda that we all have agreed on,” Ryan said Thursday in an interview with shameless Trump cheerleader Sean Hannity. “We are exactly on track and on our timeline with our agenda.”
Ryan’s comments come after four weeks of utter incompetence and cluelessness from the new administration when it comes to governing the country. They also come in the midst of an explosive scandal involving connections between Russia and Michael Flynn, as well as the Trump campaign.
To top it off, Trump’s lengthy meeting with the press today was nothing short of a complete meltdown. It was hardly the behavior of a president who is “on track,” either mentally or politically.
Ryan’s current attitude toward Trump is a complete reversal from what is was last year.
During the campaign, the relationship between the two men was rocky at best, with Ryan never really offering an enthusiastic endorsement of Trump and often criticizing his inflammatory rhetoric. The Speaker even called Trump’s attack last year on a Mexican judge the “textbook definition of a racist comment.”
Now, after completely selling out to the new president, Ryan has come so far that he can’t even acknowledge what is obvious to every functioning adult in America: The first four weeks of this new administration have been a complete dumpster fire.
Politically and policy-wise, Trump’s first month has been a catastrophe. Not a single moment of it can be described as “exactly on track.”
And if that’s truly how Paul Ryan feels, then he should be nowhere near the halls of Congress.