The speaker covered a variety of topics during the Town Hall, including health care, tax reform, Trump's reaction to the Charlottesville tragedy last week, and whether or not it is appropriate to Congressionally censure Trump, among other issues.
Twitter was certainly abuzz as CNN aired the event. Many members of the public, as well as civil society organizations and congressional leadership, took to social media to react to Ryan's comments. Overwhelmingly, many of the reactions seemed critical, from, interestingly, both the left and the right.
The apparent majority of individuals on Twitter seemed to critique Ryan for his advocacy of various policies (like tax reform and health care) that do little to improve the lives of everyday people (and indeed, may even inhibit them). Furthermore, criticism from conservative individuals tended to stem from a perceived lack of support for Donald Trump by Speaker Ryan or from his failure to pass any substantive conservative legislation.
The following list represents a compilation of some of these Twitter reactions reflecting criticism for Ryan from both sides. Twitter's response indicates that Ryan's town hall perhaps did not necessarily have the effect he desired.