Ryan on Trump-Corker feud: 'Talk it out'

Speaker Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanPolitical figures pay tribute to Charles Krauthammer House approves five-year farm bill House postpones vote on compromise immigration bill MORE (R-Wis.) suggested Wednesday that President Trump and Sen. Bob CorkerRobert (Bob) Phillips CorkerOn The Money — Sponsored by Prudential — Senators hammers Ross on Trump tariffs | EU levies tariffs on US goods | Senate rejects Trump plan to claw back spending Senators hammer Ross over Trump tariffs GOP senator demands details on 'damaging' tariffs MORE (R-Tenn.), locked in a war of words, should sit down and hash out their differences.

“Talk it out among yourselves,” Ryan said when asked about the days-long Trump-Corker feud.

“My advice is for these two gentleman to sit down and talk through their issues. I think that is the best way to get things done.”

The spat started in August when Corker, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee chairman, told reporters that Trump has not demonstrated the stability or competence to be a successful commander in chief. Trump allies then tried to recruit a primary challenger against Corker.

Corker announced his retirement from the Senate in September, then took more shots at Trump this month, saying the president was leading the U.S. toward World War III and that the White House resembles an “adult day care center.”

Ryan joked that he, too, has come under fire from Trump. During the 2016 campaign, the Speaker delayed his endorsement of Trump even though he had all but won the nomination, then told fellow Republicans they didn’t have to back Trump when the infamous “Access Hollywood” tape came out a month before the November election.

Trump lashed out at Ryan on Twitter repeatedly.

“I’ve had my share too,” Ryan quipped Wednesday.