"Well, I was going to veto the omnibus bill and Paul told me in the strongest of language," Please do not do that, we'll get you the wall. " And I said,'I hope you mean that, because I do not like this bill, '' Trump told The Daily Caller in an interview Wednesday
"Paul told me in the strongest terms that," Please sign this and if you sign that we'll get you that wall. ' (19659002) But Trump said, "And then he went lame duck, "referring to Ryan's decision to retire instead of running for re-election in 2018.
" And once he went lame duck, it was just an exercise in waving to people, and the power was gone so I was "I'm very disappointed," said Paul, "because the wall was so desperately needed, and I'll get the wall," he added.
CNN reached out to Ryan's representatives to comment on President's remarks. was the leader of the House for Trump's first two years in office and worked closely with the President on legislative priorities during that period of unified Republican government
However, the relationship between Trump and the Republican Wisconsin was rarely tranquil. Ryan was reluctant to support Trump during the 201
Still, the two remained at odds on a number of occasions. In his new book, former White House communications aide Cliff Sims describes Trump walking out of a meeting with Ryan on health care policy in the Oval Office. Sims said Trump left the meeting and went to the side room to watch TV instead of listening to Ryan's talk about policy details
Trump publicly criticized the then-speaker. When Trump asserted he could use executive action to end his birthright citizenship in October, Ryan publicly disagreed with him. That led Trump to say Ryan "knew nothing" about the birthright citizenship and should have been focusing on campaigning in the 2018 midterms instead of giving his opinions.
CNN reported in early November that Trump also blamed Ryan for not doing enough fundraising and costing the GOP control of the lower chamber. A source close to the White House told CNN's Jim Acosta on the night of the 2018 midterms that Trump was mad about Ryan about "everything."
This story has been updated