President Donald Trump continues to lash out at his fellow Republicans, saying he can’t “control” the tweets his own administration has sent.
In a new interview, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said he thinks Trump’s behavior is “out of control” and said he can no longer control the president.
But Ryan said he understands the frustrations of Trump and the frustration that the president has caused the country, adding he has to do everything he can to make sure his team stays focused on the country.
Ryan said the president needs to “make some tough decisions” on key issues.
He also said he wants to make certain that the people he’s serving “don’t feel like they’re being lied to or misled.”
The speaker, who was asked about Trump’s latest tweet, said it is not about the president’s tweets, but “the president is not a normal human being.”
Ryan also said that he believes Trump’s administration is in “tatters.”
He said the Trump administration is now in “the worst shape it’s ever been in” and he believes “we have a chance” to change that.
But, he added, he does not want to lose sight of the fact that “there is going to be a backlash” if Trump does not act.
Ryan also noted that “it’s hard for us to get behind a president who’s not acting.”
He added that the administration needs to act now and that “we need to make a lot of decisions to keep this administration focused on what is right and doing the right thing.”
“I think that we are all aware of the challenges that we’re facing.
I think we all understand what we have to do,” he said.
The president tweeted Monday that he will be taking a trip to “Mexico, China, and South Korea this week,” while he’s also scheduled to travel to the Vatican and the Vatican City to speak at a major gathering of Christian leaders.
Trump also tweeted that he has decided to skip the White House Correspondents’ Association dinner next week because of the “massive security” that is expected to be at the event.
He did not mention the security situation in Mexico City, though he has criticized Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto’s government for its handling of the recent unrest.
“We will be doing a massive security operation,” he tweeted.
“We will make sure that we get a large number of people that we want to have, including from our own military.
I will be speaking with my generals, and we will make the best decision for the country.”
The president’s latest tweets were posted as he was on his first overseas trip as president, and as he is seeking reelection.
The first tweet came just before noon, a day before the inauguration of a new president.
The tweets come as Trump’s approval ratings continue to drop.
A CBS News poll released Sunday showed that a majority of Americans now disapprove of the job Trump is doing as president.
More than two-thirds of Americans, 64 percent, disapprove of how Trump is handling the job.