Speaker Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanMcCarthy introduces bill to fully fund Trump's border wall On The Money: McCarthy offers bill to fully fund Trump border wall | US to press China on currency in trade talks | Mnuchin plans to go ahead with Saudi trip | How America's urban-rural divide is changing the Dems Election Countdown: Minnesota Dems worry Ellison allegations could cost them key race | Dems struggle to mobilize Latino voters | Takeaways from Tennessee Senate debate | Poll puts Cruz up 9 in Texas 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 ObamaDonald Trump Jr. emerges as GOP fundraising force Trump shows peace through strength works after Obama Wake up, Kanye West 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.”