Speaker Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanTrump backs down in rare reversal Trump, GOP launch full-court press on compromise immigration measure Meadows gets heated with Ryan on House floor 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 ObamaObama: Are we a nation that rips families apart? Another chance to seek the return of fiscal sanity to the halls of Congress Colombia’s new leader has a tough road ahead, and Obama holdovers aren't helping 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.”