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

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

House Speaker Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanPaul Ryan calls for Trump to accept results: 'The election is over' Bottom line Democratic anger rises over Trump obstacles to Biden transition MORE (R-Wis.) accused Sen. Rand PaulRandal (Rand) Howard PaulLoeffler isolating after possible COVID-19 infection Rick Scott tests positive for coronavirus Overnight Defense: Formal negotiations inch forward on defense bill with Confederate base name language | Senators look to block B UAE arms sales | Trump administration imposes Iran sanctions over human rights abuses 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."


"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.