Former House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) hailed President Donald Trump for standing up for the “forgotten man” and was promptly buried online.

Ryan praised Trump in an interview with PBS NewsHour’s Judy Woodruff at the Aspen Ideas Festival at the weekend, reported The Washington Post.

He claimed of the president:

He’s not taking any crap. I mean, he’s taking on political correctness; he’s taking fights that a lot of people want to see fought. The forgotten man that he speaks to is a person that finally feels like they’re being taken seriously, they’re being paid attention to. And he’s concerned about their issues. That is the guttural core of what I would call the party base right now, the Trump base.

But Ryan, who left Congress in January and has since joined the board of directors of Fox Corp., sparked anger with tweeters, including many who pointed out the makeup of Trump’s base:

Just when I thought I couldn’t dislike him any more than I already did

— Molly Jong-Fast (@MollyJongFast) June 24, 2019

imagine no longer needing to say this kind of stuff for your job but then saying it anyway

— Andrew Cunningham (@AndrewWrites) June 24, 2019

Trump's demographic is literally the one democraphic that is never, ever, ever forgotten in any election ever.Show me one election where aggrieved white men did not dictate the conversation.

— Matthew Chapman (@fawfulfan) June 24, 2019

We are all praying we can one day soon forget him🙏🙏🙏

— Kiki Melendez (@kikimelendez) June 24, 2019

By "forgotten man" @SpeakerRyan means "white people"

— Zack Hunt (@ZaackHunt) June 24, 2019

I forgot Paul Ryan existed

— NorahBrink (@nbrink77) June 24, 2019

So he stands up for *checks notes* Paul Ryan?

— Mark Benson (@WaysideWriter) June 24, 2019

must be the altitude Paul…hydrate and you'll stop saying such stupid shit.

— Joe Lockhart (@joelockhart) June 24, 2019

Still looking for that lobbyist gig I see

— Jason (@jsin) June 24, 2019

They are "forgotten men" because they keep voting Republican. They get elected and literally forget about them and cater only to the rich.

— janey v. ❄ (@nycjaneyvee) June 24, 2019

Does he mean racists who’d been forgotten because they were hiding?

— Nic Harcourt (@nicharcourt) June 25, 2019

I forgot you, man.

— Sarah Clapp (@SarahClapp) June 25, 2019

Ryan’s Trump-view is almost as warped as Trump’s worldview.

— Adam Thompson (@AdamThompson48) June 24, 2019

I know SCOTUS said corporations are people Paul, but I would hardly call them forgotten. Especially after your tax bill.

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