Speaker of the House Paul Ryan burned President Trump with a few jokes at the annual Al Smith charity dinner in New York. Following is a transcript of the video.
Paul Ryan: You know what I find amazing about this is I don’t think I’ve seen this many New York liberals, this many Wall Street CEOs in one room since my last visit to The White House.
I want to promise you, though, because I’ve heard a few stories about how the dinner went last year. So just, I want to put your minds at ease. You can relax about my remarks. I know last year that Donald Trump offended some people. I know his comments, according to critics, went too far. Some said it was unbecoming of a public figure and they said that his comments were offensive. Well, thank God he’s learned his lesson.
The truth is the press absolutely misunderstands and never records the big accomplishments of The White House. Look at all the new jobs that the President’s created. Just among the White House staff! And when you read the papers tomorrow, everyone’s going to report this thing differently. Breitbart’s going to lead with “Ryan slams the President amongst liberal elites.” The New York Times is going to report “Ryan defends the President in a state Hillary won.”
And the President will tweet “300,000 at Al Smith dinner cheer mention of my name.”
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