House Speaker Paul D. Ryan took a spin on the celebrity tradition of reading mean tweets about himself in a video posted Wednesday.
Ryan’s video is derived from a segment on Jimmy Kimmel’s late-night talk show in which celebrities read insulting posts on social media directed toward them.
In response to one tweet saying he could be a “live-action Disney villain” because of his widow’s peak, Ryan said he’s been called “Eddie Munster” because of his hair.
Another tweet said Ryan was proof “you don’t need a spine to do P90X,” a play on the fact Ryan is an avid practitioner of the workout program.
One tweet said Ryan, who was in a fraternity while at Miami University in Ohio, was “the kind of guy who crashes your kegger, drinks all your beer, and then calls the cops to make a noise complaint.”
“Pretty good idea,” the speaker said.
As a reply to another tweet that said he is “what it would look like if a pair of pleated khakis became a person,” Ryan said “I haven’t worn pleated khakis in at least six months.”
Ryan is retiring at the end of the current Congress.