It appears that White House Chief Strategist, Steve Bannon, is not a fan of House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.).
It’s been reported in a new book that the close friend of President Trump referred to Ryan as “a limp-dick motherfucker who was born in a petri dish at the Heritage Foundation,”.
According to HuffPost, details of the encounter come from Devil’s Bargain, a new book on White House chief strategist Bannon’s role in President Donald Trump’s political rise. Written by Bloomberg Businessweek reporter Joshua Green, who has extensively covered the former Breitbart chairman.
Green wrote that Bannon’s comment on Ryan came during the spring of 2016, when it became increasingly possible that Trump would become the GOP presidential nominee. However, as many know, Republicans were concerned of the possible turnout and began bringing up Ryan’s name as a possible replacement to Trump.
“One fleetingly popular scenario to stop Trump from becoming the nominee was for GOP delegates to coalesce around a white-knight alternative at the party convention in July,” Green wrote, noting that Ryan had “emerged as the chattering-class favorite.”
According to Green, the possiblity of Ryan taking Trump’s spot “sent Bannon into a panic of his own” and the Breitbart chairman who later that summer would lead Trump’s campaign, began “plotting an all-out war to stop Ryan, of whom he was both fearful and dismissive — sometimes within the same sentence.”
Ryan’s office did not return a request for comment.