WASHINGTON- House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) made a series of lighthearted jokes about President Donald Trump at a charity event Thursday evening.
“I don’t think I’ve seen this many New York liberals, this many Wall Street CEOs in one room since my last visit to the White House,” Ryan lamented to the audience at the 72nd Annual Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner in Manhattan.
Smith, a Democrat, served two non-consective terms as governor of New York and in 1928 became the first Catholic to win the presidential nomination of a major party. He lost in a landslide to Herbert Hoover.
Ryan in reference to then-candidate Trump’s provocative remarks at the 2016 Smith dinner joked: “I know last year that Donald Trump offended some people. I know his comments, according to critics, went too far. Some said it was unbecoming of a public figure, and they said that his comments were offensive. Well, thank God he’s learned his lesson.”
Ryan said of Trump’s frequent Twitter use: “Every morning, I wake up in my office and scroll Twitter to see which tweets I will have to pretend that I didn’t see later.”
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