On Sunday Donald Trump criticized former House Speaker Paul Ryan over his comments that if Trump won the GOP presidential nomination he would not attend the 2024 Republican National Convention (RNC).
Ryan, who led the House of Representatives from 2015 to 2019, has always had a tense relationship with Trump, who he closely worked with during the first half of the Trump administration. Ryan is also one of the prominent Republicans who have called on the party to move away from Trump. Despite this, the ex-president is still considered to be the frontrunner in the race with many Republican voters still supporting him.
In an interview with Milwaukee-based television news station WISN-TV on Sunday, Ryan was asked if he would be attending the 2024 RNC, which is going to be held in Milwaukee. Wisconsin, which is Ryan’s home state, is considered a swing state.
Ryan said that his attendance would depend on who the nominee is and that if someone who does not have the name Trump is chosen as the nominee then he would attend.
In response to this Trump took to Truth Social to call Ryan a “loser.” He added that had it not been for Ryan then Senator Mitt Romney would have won the 2012 presidential election which he lost against former President Barack Obama.
Ryan has also questioned the extent to which Trump could be elected following the underwhelming results of the 2022 midterm elections where many Trump-backed candidates failed to win their elections.