During an appearance on ABC's This Week, Paul Ryan, who was the House speaker from 2017 to 2019, criticized President Donald Trump. Ryan worked to sabotage the president's agenda.
In early 2017, an audio recording of Ryan talking about Donald Trump emerged during a conference call with House Republicans.
During the call, Ryan said that he was going to "abandon Donald Trump forever." He was referring to the Republican presidential nominee.
In the recording, Ryan explicitly stated that he would not defend Trump. He has been trashing the president ever since. He referred to himself as a "Never-Again-Trumper" during an appearance on ABC's This Week with Jon Karl.
In an interview with Jonathan Karl, Ryan praised the Trump administration's achievements, such as the tax reform and criminal justice reform. He also said that he was proud of the judges that the administration had appointed. However, he referred to himself as a "Never-Again-Trumper" because he wanted to win and would lose with Trump.
According to Ryan, the Trump factor was the biggest factor that prevented the Republican Party from winning the elections in several states, such as Arizona. He noted that the party would have won these areas if they had a traditional conservative candidate instead of a Trump Republican.
The preceding is a summary of an article that originally appeared on The Gateway Pundit.