Ryan: Rand Paul 'insulting' Trump by suggesting GOP is misleading him

Ryan: Rand Paul 'insulting' Trump by suggesting GOP is misleading him
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House Speaker Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanHouse Ethics Committee informs Duncan Hunter he can no longer vote after guilty plea Duncan Hunter pleads guilty after changing plea Trump campaign steps up attacks on Biden MORE (R-Wis.) accused Sen. Rand PaulRandal (Rand) Howard PaulTrump's legal team huddles with Senate Republicans Democratic congressman calls for study of effects of sex-trafficking law McConnell says he's 'honored' to be WholeFoods Magazine's 2019 'Person of the Year' MORE (R-Ky.) of "insulting" President Trump, citing the Kentucky senator's recent assertion that Ryan is misleading Trump on the GOP's health care plan. 

The Wednesday comments on CNN came in response to remarks from Paul on the same network, in which he argued that Ryan is "selling [Trump] a bill of goods that he didn't explain to the president.”

"Frankly I think that is kind of an insulting remark to the president, as if he doesn't know what he's doing," Ryan said during a Wednesday interview on CNN's "The Lead with Jake Tapper."

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"I find that kind of puzzling, number one. Number two, this plan the one we're passing, it's the one we ran on all of 2016, it's based on [a bill] which was seen as the conservative gold standard."

Paul has emerged as a chief antagonist to Ryan and congressional leadership as they attempt to work through a plan to repeal and replace ObamaCare, despite incoming criticism from both sides.

Paul has taken a vocal stance against the bill, blasting it and Ryan himself for his leadership in pushing what many conservatives see as a bill that doesn't go far enough.