March 22 2018

Paul Ryan calls Trump statements on Charlottesville 'morally ambiguous'

March 22 2018, 03:59 | Van Peters

Paul Ryan calls Trump statements on Charlottesville 'morally ambiguous'

U.S. Gen. John Nicholson top U.S. commander in Afghanistan left talks with Col. Khanullah Shuja commander of the national mission brigade of the Afghan special operations force and U.S. Gen. Joseph Votel head of U.S. Central Command at Camp Morehea

"I think just what I heard, I don't know, 25 minutes ago, was exactly what a president needs to say and what we needed to hear", Ryan said, referring to Trump's primetime speech on the new USA strategy in Afghanistan. Ryan also said that he would prefer it if the president didn't tweet so much, even though Ryan doubted that would ever change. Democrats will fight ferociously for the social programs they've created, and Ryan will try to reduce or gut them - and also continue to tread carefully to avoid antagonizing the White House.

Ryan had previously spoken out against the violence, both on Twitter and in a statement earlier Monday, but he hadn't previously addressed Trump's comments directly.

"It was not only morally ambiguous; it was equivocating", he added.

When asked if he thinks Trump's done enough to atone, Ryan replied: "I don't think any of us have done enough". "Of course I do".

"He (Ryan) said that's just business and other states are having to do the same thing", he said.

US House of Representatives' speaker Paul Ryan approved US President Donald Trump's roadmap on Afghanistan. "We're waiting for the Senate to pass theirs", Ryan said.

"Obamacare is collapsing", Ryan said.

On August 18, 78 House Democrats, led by Jerrold Nadler of NY, introduced House Resolution 496, which calls for censure, or formal reprimand, of Trump for his comments.

"I had high hopes", questioner on health care.

Tapper is right: There is a difference between a town hall and an interview, and it would not have been right for Tapper to usurp the audience in its right to question Ryan. "I'm pleased with the decision".

"We shouldn't telegraph our timetable so we can make a conditioned space" for terrorists and allow them to have a safe haven to plan another 9/11.

When the conversation shifted to the threat posed by North Korea and its nuclear arsenal, one participant asked if Trump's brash rhetoric is making the situation worse. And I do think he could have done better.

RYAN: We're in the 32nd year of the "war on poverty", trillions spent, and guess what?

I don't want anyone to think I'm being personal here, but the over-riding mental image I have of the telecast is that of a snake slithering from one rock to another for an hour and six minutes. And he said the tax incentives are all contingent on Foxconn meeting investment and hiring targets.

But Catholic Charities agencies receive hundreds of millions of dollars from the government each year to run many of their programs, and the group representing local Catholic Charities agencies has taken issue with recent Republican-backed budget proposals that would affect anti-poverty programs. Those in attendance had to apply to get in, and CNN said questions were pre-selected from a mixture of Republicans, Democrats and independents.

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