Speaker Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanMcConnell: 'Whoever gets to 60 wins' on immigration Overnight Defense: Latest on spending fight - House passes stopgap with defense money while Senate nears two-year budget deal | Pentagon planning military parade for Trump | Afghan war will cost B in 2018 House passes stopgap spending measure with defense money MORE (R-Wis.) is marking Presidents Day by selecting his favorite and least-favorite presidents.

In a video released Monday, Ryan ranks President Obama at the bottom of the list.

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"Well, obviously, I’m no fan of Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaGOP lawmaker: Dems not standing for Trump is 'un-American' Forget the Nunes memo — where's the transparency with Trump’s personal finances? Mark Levin: Clinton colluded with Russia, 'paid for a warrant' to surveil Carter Page MORE,” Ryan said. "He’s my least favorite president."

James Madison, “the Father of the Constitution,” is his favorite, Ryan said, because of his devotion to the separation of powers. Madison developed the system of “checks and balances” that divides the executive, legislative and judicial responsibilities among the different branches of government.  

“Madison’s the guy for me these days,” Ryan said.

“By thinking of James Madison as my favorite founder for the moment, I keep thinking about what is it we can do to reclaim the power of the purse, reclaim the separation of powers and the checks and balances,” he continued.

Republicans often argue that Obama has exceeded his executive authority.    

Ryan also said he’s a “big fan” of Abraham Lincoln, George Washington and the other “founders.”