Tim Ryan: Trump 'doesn't give a s--- about' the Constitution

Tim Ryan: Trump 'doesn't give a s--- about' the Constitution
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Rep. Tim RyanTimothy (Tim) RyanStrategists say Warren 'Medicare for All' plan could appeal to centrists Trump mocks O'Rourke after Democrat drops out of race The Memo: What the leading 2020 Dems need to do MORE (D-Ohio), who is running for president, said Wednesday that President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump faces high stakes in meeting with Erdoğan amid impeachment drama Democrats worry they don't have right candidate to beat Trump Trump threatening to fire Mulvaney: report MORE "doesn't give a shit" about the Constitution. 

"He’s more concerned about himself than the Constitution, the traditions of our country, transparency, all of the essential components, whether in law or in tradition in America,” Ryan said, according to ABC News.

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“He doesn’t give a shit about them, he just doesn’t care,” the Ohio Democrat added.

Ryan's comments came as Trump asserted executive privilege over special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerSpeier says impeachment inquiry shows 'very strong case of bribery' by Trump Gowdy: I '100 percent' still believe public congressional hearings are 'a circus' Comey: Mueller 'didn't succeed in his mission because there was inadequate transparency' MORE's full report on Russian election interference. The House Judiciary Committee is poised to vote to hold Attorney General William BarrWilliam Pelham BarrHouse Democrats circulate memo rebutting GOP impeachment defense Barr to launch anti-gun violence initiative during public impeachment hearing Losing their religion: AG Barr should recognize the faith of progressives MORE in contempt of Congress over his refusal to provide the panel with the complete, unredacted report.

Ryan retweeted a transcript of his remarks posted by an ABC News reporter. 

He also called Trump “the distracter in chief,” saying that the president is “not even trying to deal with the economy for working class people.”

Ryan, a moderate Democrat from a key swing state, is among more than 20 people competing for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination. He is considered a long-shot candidate, but has reportedly qualified for the first Democratic primary debate through the polling requirement.