A new book has Steve Bannon reportedly attacking House Speaker Paul Ryan’s penis and genealogy, Huffington Post reports.
The quote is in “Devil’s Bargain,” a book by Bloomberg Businessweek reporter Joshua Green. It charts Bannon’s role in Trump’s ascension.
The book reports that Bannon once called Ryan, “a limp-dick motherfucker who was born in a petri dish at the Heritage Foundation.”
Rebekah Mercer, who helped fund Breitbart and Trump’s campaign, is the leader of the Heritage Foundation.
Green wrote that Bannon broke down Ryan in the spring of 2016, when Trump was already the presumptive nominee. At the time, there were reports that the GOP might try to replace Trump at the convention, perhaps with Ryan.
“One fleetingly popular scenario to stop Trump from becoming the nominee was for GOP delegates to coalesce around a white-knight alternative at the party convention in July,” Green wrote, saying Ryan had “emerged as the chattering-class favorite.”
Green said this possibility, “sent Bannon into a panic of his own” who began, “plotting an all-out war to stop Ryan, of whom he was both fearful and dismissive — sometimes within the same sentence.”
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