President-elect Donald TrumpDonald TrumpUN meeting with US, France canceled over scheduling issue Trump sues NYT, Mary Trump over story on tax history McConnell, Shelby offer government funding bill without debt ceiling MORE understands the Constitution and the importance of the separation of powers, Speaker Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanPaul Ryan researched narcissistic personality disorder after Trump win: book Paul Ryan says it's 'really clear' Biden won election: 'It was not rigged. It was not stolen' Democrats fret over Trump-district retirements ahead of midterms MORE (R-Wis.) said in a "60 Minutes" interview airing Sunday night.
"I think he understands there's a Constitution and that those separate but equal branches of government give us a limited government. And he believes that," Ryan said.
Host Scott Pelley asked if Ryan had told Trump that being president is not the same as being "CEO of the United States, that the Congress is going to have a say?"
"Oh, we've talked about that extensively," Ryan said.
"We've talked about — the Constitution, Article I of the Constitution, the separation of powers. He feels very strongly, actually, that — that, under President Obama's watch, he stripped a lot of power away from the Constitution, away from the legislative branch of government. And we want to reset the balance of power, so that people and the Constitution are rightfully restored."