Paul Ryan says Trump will win reelection because of 'record of accomplishment'
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Former House Speaker Paul RyanPaul Davis Ryan Retirees should say 'no thanks' to Romney's Social Security plan California Governor Newsom and family dress as 2020 Democrats for Halloween DC's liaison to rock 'n' roll MORE (R-Wis.) said President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump reversed course on flavored e-cigarette ban over fear of job losses: report Trump to award National Medal of Arts to actor Jon Voight Sondland notified Trump officials of investigation push ahead of Ukraine call: report MORE will win reelection in 2020 because of his ideas and "record of accomplishment," as he sought to clarify remarks he made recently that appeared to leave open the prospect of Trump losing.

"To be clear, GOP wins elections when they’re about ideas not when they’re personality contests like Dems & media want," Ryan tweeted on Wednesday. "We’re clearly better off because of @RealDonaldTrump. His record of accomplishment is why he’ll win re-election especially when compared to Dems’ leftward lurch." 

The tweet comes after he appeared to leave open the possibility of Trump losing in 2020 during a lecture in Florida on Monday.

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During that address, which was reported by Treasure Coast Newspapers, Ryan told attendees that Trump would be unable to win the election based on his personality alone.

“The person who defines that race is going to win the race," Ryan said. "If this is about Donald Trump and his personality, he isn’t going to win it.” 

Donald Trump Jr.Donald (Don) John TrumpConservatives seek to stifle new 'alt-right' movement steeped in anti-Semitism Resistance or unhinged behavior? Partisan hatred reaches Trump's family George Conway and Trump Jr. trade personal insults during impeachment hearing MORE ripped Ryan on Tuesday, calling him "the speaker who lied to us" and criticizing his ability to win elections. 

"Pretty rich," he tweeted. "Mitt RomneyWillard (Mitt) Mitt RomneyDeval Patrick: a short runway, but potential to get airborne Ocasio-Cortez jabs 'plutocratic' late entrants to 2020 field Jon Huntsman expected to run for governor in Utah MORE’s failed 2012 running mate, the speaker who lied to us and didn't deliver Wall funding (and then lost the house) gives advice on winning."

Ryan retired in January, saying last year that he wanted to spend more time with his children.