Elections

Ryan Thought Clinton Had Presidency in Hand

Republican Speaker of the House Paul Ryan sat down with 60 Minutes recently to describe his thoughts on the election of Donald Trump. And he indicated that it was as much a surprise to him as to everyone.

Here’s more from Newsmax:

Donald Trump’s surprising run to the White House was so unbelievable that a movie script about it would have been laughed at by movie executives, House Speaker Paul Ryan told Scott Pelley on CBS “60 Minutes” on Sunday.

“I thought the odds were clearly in (Hillary Clinton’s) favor, so I was a little surprised, pleasantly so,” Ryan said during a wide-ranging interview where he spoke about healthcare, his relationship with Trump, the economy and immigration.

Repealing Obamacare, Ryan said, would be the GOP’s first order of business once Trump takes office. On his relationship with Trump, Ryan said that all is well and that the two talk regularly.

“He’s a pretty casual guy. He calls me Paul. I call him Mr. President-elect, because I just – I have a reverence for the office. But – yeah, he’s very casual about it,” Ryan said about his conversations with Trump, which he said last about 20 to 45 minutes almost every day.

Trump has proved to be unconventional, something Ryan says could be a good thing.


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