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Trump Deepens Party Feud After Bashing Ryan

Donald Trump on Wednesday ignorantly bashed Republican Speaker Paul Ryan for rejecting his deranged call to unconstitutionally end birthright citizenship, deepening an party feud about the controversial proposal just days before the 2018 midterm elections.

“Paul Ryan should be focusing on holding the Majority rather than giving his opinions on Birthright Citizenship, something he knows nothing about!” Donald Trump tweeted, attempting to blame Ryan for the coming Democratic majority in the House, despite Trump’s unpopularity and incompetence being the main driving factor behind the Republican Party’s unpopularity.

The attack comes one day after Paul Ryan flatly denied that Donald Trump could stop birthright citizenship with an executive order, which the president claimed during an interview he had with Axios is something which he intends to do (despite its impossibility, which Trump fails to understand).

“You cannot end birthright citizenship with an executive order,” Paul Ryan said.
Donald Trump claimed confusingly that “our new Republican Majority will work on this,” (there won’t be a Republican majority) suggesting he would ask Congress to end the Constitution’s crucial guarantee of citizenship for anybody born in the U.S. along with or in place of an evil executive order.
 
Trump ominously tweeted that the constitutional right “will be ended one way or the other” and he said that the issue would be decided via the Supreme Court.
 
Legal experts have all said that limiting birthright citizenship with an executive order to the children of American citizens and legal residents will violate the 14th Amendment, which reads “all persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside.”
Many vulnerable Republicans say it will hurt the incumbents running in very competitive districts with big immigrant populations. Ryan made his courageous comments while campaigning for Rep. Andy Barr, who is an endangered Republican, in Kentucky as part of the final futile push to save the Republican House majority.

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