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Ryan Thought Clinton Easily Had Presidency in Hand

U.S. Speaker of the House Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) speaks during a weekly news briefing last week at the Capitol in Washington, D.C. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

By    |   Sunday, 04 Dec 2016 08:30 PM

Donald Trump's surprising run to the White House was so unbelievable that a movie script about it would have been laughed at by movie executives, House Speaker Paul Ryan told Scott Pelley on CBS "60 Minutes" on Sunday.

"I thought the odds were clearly in (Hillary Clinton’s) favor, so I was a little surprised, pleasantly so," Ryan said during a wide-ranging interview where he spoke about healthcare, his relationship with Trump, the economy and immigration.

Repealing Obamacare, Ryan said, would be the GOP’s first order of business once Trump takes office. On his relationship with Trump, Ryan said that all is well and that the two talk regularly.

"He's a pretty casual guy. He calls me Paul. I call him Mr. President-elect, because I just – I have a reverence for the office. But – yeah, he's very casual about it," Ryan said about his conversations with Trump, which he said last about 20 to 45 minutes almost every day.

Trump has proved to be unconventional, something Ryan says could be a good thing.

He hasn't held a press conference since early summer and has only given one media interview since being elected. He also tweets incessantly and, sometimes at odd hours and about odd topics.

"You know, I think there is a bit of a difference between the private person and the public person. In the private person, there's a conversation like this, and it's all about how to get things done," Ryan said.

"So every conversation I have almost always revolves around, you know, personnel and policy focused on producing results. Did we solve the problems that the American people need solved? Are we addressing the concerns of people who are tired of being tired? And who cares what he tweeted, you know, on some Thursday night, if we fix this country's big problems? That's just the way I look at this."

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Donald Trump's surprising run to the White House was so unbelievable that a movie script about it would have been laughed at by movie executives, House Speaker Paul Ryan told Scott Pelley on CBS' "60 Minutes" on Sunday.
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