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

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

Rep. Tim RyanTimothy (Tim) RyanCongress must fill the leadership void Pelosi pushes to unite party on coronavirus bill despite grumbling from left Democrats rally behind monthly ,000 relief checks MORE (D-Ohio), who is running for president, said Wednesday that President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump anti-reg push likely to end up in court Biden set to make risky economic argument against Trump Hillicon Valley: Tech companies lead way on WFH forever | States and counties plead for cybersecurity assistance | Trump weighing anti-conservative bias panel 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.


“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) MuellerCNN's Toobin warns McCabe is in 'perilous condition' with emboldened Trump CNN anchor rips Trump over Stone while evoking Clinton-Lynch tarmac meeting The Hill's 12:30 Report: New Hampshire fallout MORE's full report on Russian election interference. The House Judiciary Committee is poised to vote to hold Attorney General William BarrWilliam Pelham BarrTrump sides with religious leaders in fight against governors Senate Democrats call on Trump administration to let Planned Parenthood centers keep PPP loans Senate Republicans call on DOJ to investigate Planned Parenthood loans 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.