Ryan: 'I'm not going to run for president'

House Speaker Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanAEI names Robert Doar as new president GOP can't excommunicate King and ignore Trump playing to white supremacy and racism House vote fails to quell storm surrounding Steve King MORE (R-Wis.) said Wednesday that he has no plans to run for president after he retires from Congress next year, insisting that another bid for political office is not likely in the near future.

In an interview with CNN's Jake Tapper, Ryan said that he's not thinking about running for office again, especially "not while my kids are growing up."

"I really thought when I took this job, Jake, that this is probably the last elected office I would have," Ryan said. "I'm not going to run for president. That's not my plan. I'm not going to do that."


"Right now, the last thing I'm thinking about is running for something," he added.

Ryan's comments came hours after he announced that he would not seek reelection this year, and would instead retire from the House to spend more time with his family.

Ryan also addressed his relationship with President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump knocks BuzzFeed over Cohen report, points to Russia dossier DNC says it was targeted by Russian hackers after fall midterms BuzzFeed stands by Cohen report: Mueller should 'make clear what he's disputing' MORE, acknowledging that the two are "very different people." But he said the two are unified in their policy agendas, and that past tensions with Trump settled once they got to know each other.

"We're very different people," Ryan said. "I'm from the Upper Midwest; I'm not from New York. We're from a different generation. So we definitely have different styles."

"Yeah, we had a lot of friction in our relationship," he added. "What we learned is that we have a common agenda that we agree on, and we want to get it done and we know it's going to make a big difference in people's lives."