Ryan on Trump: 'We're not looking back'

Speaker Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanThree-way clash set to dominate Democratic debate Krystal Ball touts Sanders odds in Texas Republicans pour cold water on Trump's term limit idea MORE (R-Wis.) says he and President-elect Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpBusiness, ballots and battling opioids: Why the Universal Postal Union benefits the US Sanders supporters cry foul over Working Families endorsement of Warren California poll: Biden, Sanders lead Democratic field; Harris takes fifth MORE are on good terms now and talk almost daily.

"We're fine. We're not looking back. We're looking forward," Ryan said during an excerpt of a "60 Minutes" interview released Thursday.


"We speak about every day. And it's not about looking ... back in the past. That's behind us. We're way beyond that."

When asked if he thought Trump could be nominated when he first launched his presidential campaign, Ryan said he "didn't see this one coming."

"He knows that," Ryan said, calling Trump "a very unconventional candidate."

"He's going to be an unconventional president," Ryan continued, likening Trump to a "get-things-done kinda guy."

In a separate interview Thursday, Trump reiterated that he and Ryan are on good terms. 

"Paul and I have become, you know, very close, I think. We agree on a lot of the things we're going to put in a healthcare bill, a real strong healthcare bill," Trump said on Fox News's "Hannity." 

Ryan said weeks before the election that he would no longer campaign for Trump or defend the businessman in the wake of the publication of an "Access Hollywood" tape of Trump making sexually aggressive comments about women in 2005.

Trump responded by attacking the Speaker at the time on Twitter, saying Ryan was a man who "doesn't know how to win."

The pair quickly moved to patch up their relationship in public following Trump's surprise win Nov. 8, which came as Republicans maintained their majorities in the House and Senate.

Ryan said during the CBS interview airing Sunday that he's talked with the president-elect about the Constitution and separation of powers.

"He feels very strongly, actually, that, under President Obama's watch, he stripped a lot of power away from the Constitution, away from the legislative branch of government," Ryan said.

"And we want to reset the balance of power, so that people and the Constitution are rightfully restored."