Speaker of the House Paul Ryan spoke to reporters today and naturally the topic veered over to President-elect Donald Trump and his latest activities. While Ryan was fine answering a question on Trump speaking with the President of Taiwan and providing his take on it, he did draw a line.
Regarding the Taiwan situation in which Trump was the first President or President-elect to speak with a Taiwanese leader in nearly 40 years, perhaps violating the longstanding ‘One China’ policy, Ryan noted that it was blown out of proportion.
“I think there’s a lot of much ado about nothing about this,” Ryan explained. “I think for him to not take a congratulatory call would in and of itself be considered a snub so i think everything is fine.”
However, when asked to comment on Trump’s latest tweets, such as this morning’s about Trump wanting the Air Force One order with Boeing to be canceled over the price, Ryan made it known he wasn’t going to spend his time talking about Trump’s Twitter habits.
“I’m not going to get into tweets,” the Speaker remarked. “Do you think i’m going to comment on the daily tweets? I’m just not going to be doing that.”
Not sure if Ryan is going to stop getting questions about Trump’s tweets moving forward, even if he says he’s not going to answer them.
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