Gayle King Grills Paul Ryan on Exit: Did You ‘Compromise Your Personal Values’ For Trump?

CBS News’s Gayle King pressed House Speaker Paul Ryan on Thursday morning over his relationship with President Trump and his decision to not pursue re-election.

As the outgoing House Speaker spoke with CBS, King brought up the critics who wondered why Ryan rarely stood up to Trump over his various controversies, even when they were “personally offensive to you.” Ryan insisted that he has “very good dialogue” with the president, that he’s happy with the GOP’s political accomplishments, and that his retirement from Capitol Hill has nothing to do with any “Trump fatigue.”

King continued to grill Ryan on whether Trump’s antics ever made his job more difficult, asking him “do you ever feel that you had to compromise your personal values to play along and get along?”

“We obviously have our differences and we have disagreed publicly and privately, but I do believe I’ve been doing things that are in the best interests of the country,” Ryan answered. “He didn’t make it difficult for me, he gave us the ability to get historic things into law we’ve been trying to get for a generation. That’s not making things difficult, that’s actually facilitating real reform.”

Watch above, via CBS.

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