When President Donald Trump watched on television how House Speaker Paul D. Ryan criticized his handling of the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, he held the remote control “like a pistol,” former White House communications staff member Cliff Simms writes.
Then Trump got the Republican leader on the phone. “Paul, do you know why Democrats have been kicking your a-- for decades? Because they know a little word called ‘loyalty,’” Trump told Ryan, then a Wisconsin congressman.
“The tormenting continued.”