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USA: Trump attacks 'lame duck' former-house speaker Paul Ryan 03:01

USA: Trump attacks 'lame duck' former-house speaker Paul Ryan

United States, Washington DC
July 12, 2019 at 21:37 GMT +00:00 · Published

In the wake of unfavourable comments made by former house speaker Paul Ryan, US President Donald Trump unloaded on the senior Republican from the White House lawn on Friday.

"Paul Ryan was a lame duck for a long time as Speaker. He was unable to raise money. He lost control of the House," said Trump after Ryan was quoted in a new book "American Carnage" criticising the US President.

Trump also touched on immigration raids set to be conducted by the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) over the weekend saying "They're going to take criminals out, put them in prison or put them in prison in the countries they came from. We're focused on criminals as much as we can."

Trump was accompanied by former labour secretary Alex Acosta who resigned following backlash over his handling of a case involving billionaire and accused sexual trafficker Jeffrey Epstein.

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In the wake of unfavourable comments made by former house speaker Paul Ryan, US President Donald Trump unloaded on the senior Republican from the White House lawn on Friday.

"Paul Ryan was a lame duck for a long time as Speaker. He was unable to raise money. He lost control of the House," said Trump after Ryan was quoted in a new book "American Carnage" criticising the US President.

Trump also touched on immigration raids set to be conducted by the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) over the weekend saying "They're going to take criminals out, put them in prison or put them in prison in the countries they came from. We're focused on criminals as much as we can."

Trump was accompanied by former labour secretary Alex Acosta who resigned following backlash over his handling of a case involving billionaire and accused sexual trafficker Jeffrey Epstein.

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