POLITICS 10/30/2018 04:40 pm ET “Well, you obviously cannot do that,” the House speaker said. By Lydia O'Connor and Matt Fuller House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) made the smallest break from President Donald Trump on Tuesday, rejecting Trump’s recent claim that the president has the power to do away with birthright citizenship. “Well, you obviously cannot do that,” Ryan said on Kentucky’s WVLK radio station after Trump said he was thinking about signing an executive order to end birthright citizenship. “You know, as a conservative, I’m a believer in following the plain text of the Constitution, and I think in this case the 14th Amendment is pretty clear, and that would involve a very, very lengthy constitutional process,” Ryan said. Under the 14th Amendment, citizenship is granted to all people born in the U.S., even if their parents aren’t citizens. Although he signaled his opposition to an executive … [Read more...] about Paul Ryan Rejects Trump’s Claim He Can End Birthright Citizenship
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House Speaker Paul Ryan pleaded with President Trump in a phone call to tout the booming economy rather than continue attacking the migrant caravan in Mexico in the final days before Tuesday’s midterm elections, according to a report on Monday. The Wisconsin Republican reached out to Trump on Sunday and urged him to change his message but the president said his focus on immigration is firing up his supporters, Politico reported. see also Trump says he wants up to 15K troops to stop caravan at border President Trump on Wednesday said he may increase the number... “Trump has hijacked the election,” a senior House Republican aide told Politico about Trump’s attention on immigration. “This is not what we expected the final weeks of the election to focus on.” In recent rallies, Trump has talked up job growth and the economy, but he continues to highlight the thousands of Central American migrants who are heading to the US border. … [Read more...] about Paul Ryan to Trump: Talk about the economy, not the caravan
POLITICS 10/31/2018 01:44 pm ET The speaker of the House echoed the legal consensus that only a constitutional amendment can revoke birthright citizenship. By Hayley Miller President Donald Trump on Wednesday blasted House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) after the lawmaker rejected the president’s claim that he has the power to end birthright citizenship. “Paul Ryan should be focusing on holding the Majority rather than giving his opinions on Birthright Citizenship, something he knows nothing about!” Trump tweeted. Paul Ryan should be focusing on holding the Majority rather than giving his opinions on Birthright Citizenship, something he knows nothing about! Our new Republican Majority will work on this, Closing the Immigration Loopholes and Securing our Border!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 31, 2018 Despite an at-times rocky relationship, Trump has ― at least publicly ― appeared to be on good terms with Ryan in … [Read more...] about Donald Trump Snaps At Paul Ryan: ‘He Knows Nothing About’ Birthright Citizenship
OPINION 01/03/2019 05:45 am ET Richard North PattersonColumnist The gulf between a coherent foreign policy and President Donald Trump’s narcissistic nihilism is captured by the distance between departed Secretary of Defense James Mattis and ascendant Secretary of State Mike Pompeo ― and their reactions to Trump’s precipitous withdrawal from Syria. The Syria decision was quintessential Trump: abrupt, peremptory, unmoored from strategy, contemptuous of advisers and allies, and rooted in a lie ― that America had won a final victory over the militant group that calls itself the Islamic State. In response, Mattis submitted a stinging resignation letter to Trump, telling the president he should “have a Secretary of Defense whose views are better aligned with yours.” Though he, too, objected to the decision, Pompeo issued a feeble defense of the Syria withdrawal, cementing his role as the State Department’s Paul Ryan. Indeed, … [Read more...] about Mike Pompeo Is The Spineless Personification Of Donald Trump’s Nihilist Foreign Policy
POLITICS 08/08/2018 06:43 pm ET Rick Gates, who worked on Trump's inauguration committee, testified during the Manafort trial about committing crimes with his former boss. By Ryan J. Reilly ALEXANDRIA, Va. ― A confessed felon who helped President Donald Trump get elected wrapped up his testimony against an alleged criminal who ran Trump’s presidential campaign on Wednesday, concluding three days of damning revelations about two men working for a president who claimed he hires only “the best people.” Rick Gates, who worked on Trump’s campaign throughout 2016 and then as executive director of Trump’s inaugural committee, is the star witness against Paul Manafort, the former Trump campaign chairman whose first of two trials focuses on charges the political operative is a tax cheat and financial fraudster. Throughout three days of questioning in a packed federal courtroom a half-hour south of the White House, Gates admitted to … [Read more...] about Two Of Trump’s ‘Best People’ Face Off In Federal Court. Nobody Ends Up Looking Great.