Donald Trump and the Republican Party are being appropriately pummeled for their inhumane treatment of families at the border — but as usual, they don’t give a sh*t.
Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) proved just how spineless and heartless conservative politicians have become under Trump when he posted what will probably be the most insensitive Father’s Day tweet ever (unless Trump decides to upstage him). Ryan, who is a father of three, bragged about how great it is to be a father and to be close to his kids — meanwhile, thousands of migrant children are torn away from their parents and being put in detention camps.
My life changed the day I became a father. Liza, Charlie, and Sam are my highest priority. Wishing all of the dads out there a happy early Fathers Day.”
It’s unreal. Watch this disgusting video below:
— Paul Ryan (@SpeakerRyan) June 16, 2018
The backlash was immediate for Ryan. Political scientist Miranda Yaver pointed out the hypocrisy:
As a father who clearly cares for his children, Speaker Ryan should think of the agony that immigrant fathers are experiencing as their children are torn away from them due to the Trump Admin’s heartless policy and congressional Republicans’ complicity.”
Hillary Clinton’s former national press secretary Brian Fallon also blasted him:
Paul Ryan is wishing a happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there, except those who may be seeking asylum in this country and have had their young children ripped from their arms. Those dads get Paul Ryan’s cowardly silence.”
People on Twitter also went ape sh*t on Ryan. Here are some brutal reactions to Ryan’s tone deaf tweet:
We could not agree more. Any politician who does not fight Trump on this is complicit and deserves every bit of backlash for it.
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