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Paul Ryan Is Being Torched Online After 8th Graders Refused To Take Photo With Him


Paul Ryan Is Being Torched Online After 8th Graders Refused To Take Photo With Him

House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) is so unpopular that even 8th graders don’t want to get near him.

During a class trip to Washington, D.C. on Friday, nearly 100 eighth graders from New Jersey decided to sit out a group photo with Ryan.

The students from South Orange Middle School who declined to take a picture with the Republican leader opted to sit in a parking lot while some of their peers took part in the photo op, according to Mashable’s report on Sunday.

“I think that taking the picture represents that you agree with the same political views and I don’t agree with his political views so I chose not to be in it,” eighth grader Wendy Weeks told local New Jersey newspaper The Village Green.

“I didn’t want to be in because he believes in most of what Trump believes in,” Louis Maynard-Parisi, another student, added.

However, there were students who took the opportunity for a photo with the third most powerful politician in the U.S. despite their partisan differences.

Ryan posted the photo on his Instagram page with the caption “Got that Friday Feeling.”

Got that #FridayFeeling 👊

A post shared by Speaker Paul Ryan (@speakerryan) on

The move quickly backfired. Instagram users wasted no time to blast Ryan’s hypocrisy:

User steve_aeugene wrote: “This picture fails to show the over 100 eighth grade students who stood across the street because they didn’t want to be seen in a picture with this POS.”

“That poor kid in the wheelchair doesn’t realize Paul Ryan is trying to take away his health insurance. LMFAO!” user jsantos.rn wrote.

And there was more:

kidlitedna: “Shameful. How can you fist bump that child when your proposed budget cuts and anti-American policies will hurt more than 2/3rds of the kids surrounding her?

eyeramona: “Damn, son. have you not noticed yet how unpopular your ideas are? It should be sinking in…..”

mbrrrrrrrrrr: “Photo doesn’t show the 100’s of students opting out of the photo because they think you are a horrible human being”

jhlivingstone: “Please go back to drinking beer from kegs and only dreaming of eliminating healthcare for Americans.”

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