“Paul Ryan is not going to be the Speaker of the House,” Hannity during a phone interview on Fox News on Tuesday night.
Declaring himself to be “kind of superstitious,” Trump said that he didn’t want to get ahead of himself, according to The Hill.
Trump also made a similar comment on Bill O’Reilly’s show last month, in which he didn’t want Ryan’s support.
“The fact is, I think we should get support and we don’t get the support from guys like [House Speaker] Paul Ryan,” Trump told Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly on “The O’Reilly Factor.”
Fox6 reported at the time:
“I don’t want his support,” Trump told Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly about Ryan. “I don’t care about his support. What I want to do is I want to win for the people.”
His remarks come after the Republican nominee lashed out in a stream of tweets earlier Tuesday, slamming as Ryan effectively cutting him loose and accusing the party leadership of dooming his campaign.
“It is so nice that the shackles have been taken off me and I can now fight for America the way I want to,” Trump tweeted.
Now that Trump has won the electoral votes that should give him the White House, we’ll see just how much influence he has over Congress since they are the ones who decide who the Speaker of the House is to be.
While many championed Paul Ryan as a real conservative when he was Mitt Romney‘s running mate in 2012, I warned you that he was a devil and not a conservative. Time has demonstrated that I was right about Ryan even while many of my readers berated me over that exposure.
However, many didn’t listen, even after John Boehner stepped down and Congress put Ryan in as House Speaker. He demonstrated right off the bat what he really is by handing everything Obama wanted to him in the more than trillion dollar Omnibus bill.
I’d love to see Donald Trump exercise some influence on representatives and get Paul Ryan out of the Speaker’s chair, but then the question comes, who will fill that position? Is there someone in mind, and would they actually be a better candidate? We’ll see.
Update: Just as posted this, The Blaze reports:
“We’re going to do some absolutely spectacular things for the American people,” Trump said.
Ryan said he and Trump discussed ways to “hit the ground running” once he is sworn in as president.
After Trump was elected president, Ryan praised Trump, telling reporters the pair spoke over the phone both Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning.
“Let me just say, this is the most incredible political feat I have seen in my lifetime,” Ryan said Wednesday. “Donald Trump heard a voice out in this country that no one else heard. He connected in ways with people no one else did. He turned politics on its head. And now, Donald Trump will lead a unified Republican government. And we will work hand-in on a positive agenda to tackle this country’s big challenges.”
After his remarks, Ryan was asked how he would go about striking a balance between his own conservative policy platform and Trump’s populist message.
“I think the mistakes that we made in the past is we didn’t seize the opportunity when it presented itself,” Ryan replied. “The opportunity is now here. And the opportunity is to go big, to go bold, and to get things done for the people of this country.”
Why the sudden change in tone?