Ryan: This could be ‘most productive’ presidency, Congress in our lifetime

Ryan: This could be ‘most productive’ presidency, Congress in our lifetime
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Speaker Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanNo time for the timid: The dual threats of progressives and Trump Juan Williams: Pelosi shows her power Cheney takes shot at Trump: 'I like Republican presidents who win re-election' MORE (R-Wis.) on Tuesday said this could be the "most productive presidency and Congress in our lifetime."

During an interview on "Fox & Friends," Ryan was asked how he would grade the president thus far in his term.

"I think he's doing fine," Ryan said.


"I think the key is, don't get distracted — and I'm not saying he's distracted — but what we do in Congress is we're not getting distracted by different issues. We're focusing on doing our job."

Ryan said most of the media wants to focus on investigations, which he said do not "incapacitate us."

The Speaker declined to give a letter grade to Trump, adding that he thinks what's important is whether "we do our jobs or not."

"We have an opportunity in front of us. We're making good progress on these things. We campaigned on doing serious things with this president," Ryan said.

"It's going to take us time to do those things. But we get this done, this will be the most productive presidency and Congress in our — in our lifetime."

Ryan's comments come after Senate Republicans last week released a draft of their plan to repeal and replace ObamaCare.

On Monday, several Senate Republicans said they would not back a procedural motion on the legislation after a Congressional Budget Office report fund the bill would leave 22 million more people without insurance over the next decade.