|Speaker of the House Paul Ryan|
President Donald Trump aimed his Twitter account at Speaker of the House Paul Ryan on today, saying Ryan “knows nothing” about birthright citizenship.
This comes after Trump shared in an interview with Axios that he plans to sign an executive order eliminating the right to citizenship for children born in the United States.
Doing so would obviously clash with the 14th Amendment.
In an interview with radio station WVLK on Tuesday, Ryan responded to Trump’s announcement, saying he “obviously cannot do that.”
“Well, you obviously cannot do that,” Ryan said. “You cannot end birthright citizenship with an executive order. We didn’t like it when Obama tried changing immigration laws via executive action, and obviously as conservatives, we believe in the Constitution.”
The Trumpster clapped back on Twitter.
Paul Ryan should be focusing on holding the Majority rather than giving his opinions on Birthright Citizenship, something he knows nothing about! Our new Republican Majority will work on this, Closing the Immigration Loopholes and Securing our Border!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 31, 2018
Nothing says unity heading into the midterms quite like a GOP twitter fight.
— Denis (@Diderotin) October 31, 2018
Senior GOP aide on Trump tweet attacking Ryan: “This is a great way to screw up the message a week before the election. First the birthright comment itself and now attacking the top Republican in Congress who is trying to save our majority.”
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) October 31, 2018
“Well, you obviously cannot do that.”
~Paul Ryan responding to Trump’s campaign lie that he can alter the Constitution with an executive order. https://t.co/34T3308lJD
— Joe Scarborough (@JoeNBC) October 31, 2018