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Ryan Brushes Off Trump Attack, Vows Debt Ceiling Will Get Raised

By    |   Thursday, 24 August 2017 02:19 PM

House Speaker Paul Ryan on Thursday brushed off a Twitter tirade from President Donald Trump earlier in the day over the debt ceiling, saying in an interview that Congress will raise it before the deadline.

Trump on Thursday accused Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of making "a mess" of the debt ceiling by not listening to him, and attaching it to a bill on veterans affairs.

"I don't really take it as going after me," Ryan said on CNBC's "Power Lunch" program from Everett, Washington.

"That's an option we were looking at but the VA deadline came up and we weren't able to do that then; I'm really not that worried about this.We have plenty of options ahead of us," Ryan told CNBC.

"We will pay our debts and we will make the debt limit; we will hit the increase before this is penetrated, meaning we'll pass a debt limit increase before we hit the debt limit," Ryan said. "Plenty of options in front of us. That one wasn't available.

"I'm not worried about getting this done," Ryan said.

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House Speaker Paul Ryan on Thursday brushed off a Twitter tirade from President Donald Trump earlier in the day over the debt ceiling, saying in an interview that Congress will raise it before the deadline.
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