In an exclusive interview with right-wing news outlet Breitbart, President Donald Trump on Wednesday lamented over former House Speaker Paul Ryan’s unwillingness to indulge Trump’s desire to target his political adversaries.
Trump told Breitbart News Washington Political Editor, Matthew Boyle, that he was frustrated by Ryan blocking efforts to subpoena people he wanted to be investigated, efforts which Trump claimed were supported by Republican congressional allies Mark Meadows (NC) and Jim Jordan (OH).
Presumably, Trump’s hit list included individuals like Hillary Clinton, James Comey, and others that Trump considers to be his political enemies, though Breitbart did not specify.
“Paul Ryan wouldn’t give the right to have any subpoenas,” Trump complained. “Okay? Now in all fairness, Meadows and Jordan and all these guys, they wanted to go tougher, but they weren’t allowed to by leadership.”
Trump then accused the left of being more “vicious” than the right and says liberals fight “cuter and tougher” than conservatives.
“So here’s the thing—it’s so terrible what’s happening,” Trump said. “You know, the left plays a tougher game, it’s very funny. I actually think that the people on the right are tougher, but they don’t play it tougher. Okay?”
The president boasted about having “the support of the police, the support of the military, the support of the Bikers for Trump” before threatening to unleash the fire & fury of his fan base if liberals refuse to play nice.
“I have the tough people, but they don’t play it tough — until they go to a certain point, and then it would be very bad, very bad,” Trump said. “But the left plays it cuter and tougher.”
Some people may interpret this as inciting violence, and for good reason. A couple of his supporters have already been busted for mailing bombs to Democrats and planning massive terrorist attacks from inside the US Coast Guard.
Trump also complained about the torrent of legal probes the Democratic House has justifiably unleashed on every facet of his life and added his opinion that congressional Republicans have never politicized their oversight powers.
“Like with all the nonsense that they do in Congress … with all this invest[igations]—that’s all they want to do is –you know, they do things that are nasty,” Trump squalled. “Republicans never played this.”