Paul Ryan was last seen running straight towards the swamp to cash in on his decades of “service.” Trump for one is not buying what Ryan is selling and lashed out at Ryan and Fox News for running suppression polls.
Trump also mocked the news that the Reagan Foundation’s chairman, Frederick Ryan Jr., is the publisher and CEO of The Washington Post. The Foundation recently asked Trump and the RNC to stop using Ronnie’s image to fundraise.
“So the Washington Post is running the Reagan Foundation, and RINO Paul Ryan is on the Board of Fox, which has been terrible. We will win anyway, even with the phony @FoxNews suppression polls (which have been seriously wrong for 5 years)!” Trump posted.
From The Hill: The tweet came after the Post first reported that the foundation had called on Trump’s reelection campaign and the Republican National Committee (RNC) to stop using Reagan’s name and image.
The organization made its request last week after the Trump campaign had sent an email asking for a donation of $45 or more to enter to receive a “limited edition” set of two gold-colored coins that had images of Trump and Reagan.
Reagan Foundation Chief Marketing Officer Melissa Giller told The Hill on Saturday that the RNC had used Reagan’s image “without our consent” despite the foundation owning the rights to it.
Michael Ahrens, the RNC’s communications director, told The Hill that the foundation had “just recently hosted the Trump family to raise money for its organization and has not objected to us using President Reagan’s likeness before.” But he said the RNC will stop “emailing this fundraising solicitation as a courtesy.”
Trump has repeatedly criticized Fox News polls in recent weeks that have shown him behind Biden in the presidential race.
Last week, Fox News polls found the president behind Biden by 9 percentage points in Michigan and 11 percentage points in Pennsylvania. Trump won both of those states in the 2016 election.
Trump called the Fox News polls showing him behind Biden “fake” in an interview on “Fox News Sunday” last week, comparing them to 2016 polls, most of which predicted he’d lose the Electoral College and the popular vote.
So the Washington Post is running the Reagan Foundation, and RINO Paul Ryan is on the Board of Fox, which has been terrible. We will win anyway, even with the phony @FoxNews suppression polls (which have been seriously wrong for 5 years)! https://t.co/fOi3AROxuz
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 26, 2020