Former President Donald Trump criticized Rep. Tim Ryan (D-OH) for saying Ohio voters should “kill and confront” the MAGA movement, calling Ryan a “militant leftist” at a Save America rally in Ohio on Saturday.
Trump urged voters in Ohio to support Republican JD Vance over Ryan, “the far-left Democrat running for the United States Senate.”
Trump noted that Ryan follows the “I love Donald Trump policy” but called on the Ohio congressman to join with President Joe Biden, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Democratic Senate Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY). to vote. ).
Trump also called on Ryan for falsely campaigning as a Trump-aligned candidate, despite his pro-democracy voting record in the House.
Trump comments on Tim Ryan’s call to “kill and confront” the MAGA movement. pic.twitter.com/Vo8wQSZuvC
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“People call me, ‘You know, Tim Ryan did a commercial. I think he really likes you.’ He doesn’t like me. He doesn’t like me and I don’t like him. He’s been terrible,” Trump said. “Tim Ryan is a militant leftist who lies to your face, pretends to be my friend on policy, and pretends like he’s a moderate so that he can be elected and betray everything you believe in.”
Trump pointed out that Ryan voted more with Biden than with Trump when Trump was in office.
“He is not a moderate. He is the radical left, 100 percent voted for this Biden disaster policy. Tim Ryan pretends to be for Trump. But when I was president, he only voted with us 16% of the time and this is great policy for Ohio,” Trump said. “And for the past two years, he’s voted every time with Joe Biden, Nancy Pelosi, and the rest. It doesn’t matter what, it doesn’t matter how bad it is.”
Trump then criticized Ryan for saying, “We need to kill and confront the MAGA movement”.
“He recently called on his supporters to kill, kill the MAGA movement. Then he said, “Oh, that’s not going well in Ohio. Let’s put an end to that.’ He wanted to kill, did you see that? We have to kill MAGA, kill MAGA,” Trump said.
“Now he says it’s okay. When I say we want to raise our voice a little bit against the radical left: ‘He’s treason, it’s treason, it’s terrible. Oh, he’s such a bad person.’ No, he voted for, he wanted, and he said it very forcefully: Kill MAGA,” Trump added.
“I don’t think it works when I say it, but you know what? We’d better be careful and we’d better be strong and we’d better be smart ’cause these people are coming after you and it won’t be good, and I don’t believe we’ve ever had a nation that had to endured,” Trump said. “This is just the phase, the evolutionary phase they are in. It’s getting worse and worse. This Green New Deal is a destructive force. And it’s total nonsense, I must tell you.”