Outgoing Speaker of the House Paul Ryan smacked down Chuck Todd’s attempt at creating division between him and President Trump Sunday.
“Let me ask you something, though, that you said you’ve accomplished as much as you could, that you came here to do. Charlie Sykes, you know him well, a longtime Wisconsin radio personality said this, ‘Look, you can give him credit for the stiff upper lip, but no he didn’t,’ referring to accomplishing what you came here to do. ‘When people write this history of this era, it will be the triumph of Trumpism over Ryanism and that’s got to be a bitter pill to swallow.'”
“No, I just don’t see it like that,” Ryan said. “One of the first things I fought for when I first got here was tax reform. That hadn’t been done since 1986, the year I got my driver’s license. That is now done. Since I’ve become speaker, I’ve spent a great deal of time with our intelligence community and our military, and I became greatly concerned about the state of our military and so I really focused on a rebuild of our military–that is now done and under way. I’m very, very pleased with that.”