I’ll bet you know what happened next.

This is actually buried in a story about how Republicans became Trump’s little bitches courtesy of WaPo:

When Trump one Saturday in early 2017 accused the Obama administration of tapping his phones during the election, he called Chief of Staff Reince Priebus to ask his opinion of the predawn tweet.

A slumbering, confused Priebus opened his phone and then called Ryan, a fellow Wisconsinite and longtime ally. “Paul, what the hell is going on? What the hell is he talking about?”

Ryan woke up, read the tweet and burst into “maniacal, punch-drunk laughter.”

Now out of office and trading in his power suits for a blue vest, Ryan is back to critiquing Trump in unflattering terms in conversations with Alberta, who writes the former speaker could not stand the idea of another two years with the president and saw retirement as an “escape hatch,” in Alberta’s words.

“We’ve gotten so numbed by it all,” Ryan says. “Not in government, but where we live our lives, we have a responsibility to try and rebuild. Don’t call a woman a ‘horse face.’ Don’t cheat on your wife. Don’t cheat on anything. Be a good person. Set a good example.”

Ryan depicts Trump as uneducated about the government.

“I told myself I gotta have a relationship with this guy to help him get his mind right,” Ryan recalls. “Because, I’m telling you, he didn’t know anything about government . . . I wanted to scold him all the time.”

Ryan says he sees the presidency getting worse, with Trump determined to govern and campaign on his terms, rejecting calls from other Republicans to moderate his message in 2020.

“Those of us around him really helped to stop him from making bad decisions. All the time,” Ryan says. “We helped him make much better decisions, which were contrary to kind of what his knee-jerk reaction was. Now I think he’s making some of these knee-jerk reactions.”

In Alberta’s telling, Trump calls Ryan a “f—ing Boy Scout.”

The excerpts above by the way originated in Tim Alberta’s book “American Carnage.” 

Which may be the best description of Trump’s presidency that I have heard yet. 

The above article was published yesterday, so you can guess what happened after Trump saw it. 

That’s right, Twitter tirade.

So much for any hope that Trump will someday mature out of his middle school name calling phase.

Though to be honest if you have maintained that level of immaturity into your 70’s there is really no hope for you. 

I am completely unimpressed with Ryan or any Republican who suddenly locates his balls after leaving office. 

If they want respect they have to speak out when it matters.

Not years after the fact.