Speaker Paul RyanPaul RyanRyan: Graham-Cassidy 'best, last chance' to repeal ObamaCare Ryan: Americans want to see Trump talking with Dem leaders Overnight Finance: CBO to release limited analysis of ObamaCare repeal bill | DOJ investigates Equifax stock sales | House weighs tougher rules for banks dealing with North Korea 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 rep: North Korea wants Iran-type nuclear deal Dems fear lasting damage from Clinton-Sanders fight Iran's president warns US will pay 'high cost' if Trump ditches nuclear deal 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.”