Paul Ryan: ‘Not Going to Hold My Breath’ For Stronger Relationship With Russia

Not long after U.S. Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch called President Trump‘s comments on the judiciary “disheartening,” it appears that POTUS could have another skeptic in his corner.

House Speaker Paul Ryan, in an interview Wednesday evening with PBS NewsHour, said that he did not believe that President Trump would be successful in bridging the tumultuous relationship between the U.S. and Russia. Covering his back a bit, Ryan added that “the last two presidents tried this” and were unsuccessful, going on to claim that “this president’s trying to do the same thing. I just don’t, personally, think it’s going to work.”

The interview with PBS’ Judy Woodruff also saw Ryan laying bare the question before Trump where Russia was concerned: Can he, and by proxy America, “help steer Russia to being something that doesn’t conflict with our interests.”

Answering his own rhetorical question, he said: “I’m not going to hold my breath on that.”

Watch above, via PBS.

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