Stories

Kia Kokalitcheva Feb 2, 2017
SaveSave story

Favreau: Republicans more worried about elections than Trump

Speaking in Los Angeles at the Upfront Summit, Crooked Media co-founder and former Obama speechwriter Jon Favreau came down on elected Republicans for their lack of action against Donald Trump's administration:

"You have a Republican party right now, and particularly Republicans in Congress, who are more afraid of a primary challenge from some Trump supporter and losing Trump votes than they are of what Trump might do to the country. So you see very few Republicans speaking out, or if they do you get these nilly-mouthed statements.
A lot of them, you know, like Paul Ryan, they personally don't agree with a lot of what Donald Trump's doing, but man, they want their tax cuts so they're gonna stay along for the ride."

Jon Lovett, Favreau's co-founder, also had some strong words about Ryan, calling him "a sleazy enabler of this horror show."