Speaker of the House Paul Ryan told reporters Thursday that he “laughed out loud” after Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump threatened him Wednesday.
Ryan spoke out against Trump and his hesitation to disavow the Ku Klux Klan Tuesday, saying it ran “counter to who we are as a party and a country.” Trump responded shortly afterwards by saying that Ryan would “pay a big price” if he tried to oppose him.
But Ryan wasn’t all that intimidated. “I was sitting in my office watching it live and I just laughed out loud, I think. Sometimes reality’s stranger than fiction around here these days,” he told the reporters.
He also said that he wasn’t worried about having to work with Trump if he won the nomination and the presidency. “We’ll cross that bridge when we get to it. I’m a good-natured guy, so I get along with everybody.”
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