Ryan: Trump understands there's a Constitution

Ryan: Trump understands there's a Constitution
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President-elect Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump passes Pence a dangerous buck Overnight Health Care — Presented by American Health Care Association — Trump taps Pence to lead coronavirus response | Trump accuses Pelosi of trying to create panic | CDC confirms case of 'unknown' origin | Schumer wants .5 billion in emergency funds Trump nods at reputation as germaphobe during coronavirus briefing: 'I try to bail out as much as possible' after sneezes MORE understands the Constitution and the importance of the separation of powers, Speaker Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanPaul Ryan says he disagrees with Romney's impeachment vote Trump doubles down on Neil Cavuto attacks: 'Will he get the same treatment as' Shep Smith? Trump lashes out at Fox News coverage: 'I won every one of my debates' 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."