House Speaker Paul Ryan on Tuesday said he sees President Trump as a “chairman” who oversees the big picture and not the detail man who gets into the nitty-gritty of his policies.
“I see him as more of a chairman, as a president, much like many successful presidents have been, where he gets people around him who are detailed people who can execute those plans,” Ryan (R-Wisc.) said on NBC’s “Today” show.
Asked whether he’s frustrated by Trump’s lack of details on issues like repealing and replacing ObamaCare, building a wall and fighting terrorism, Ryan said Trump relies on staffers in his administration to dive into the details.
“And delegate the details to good people who know what they’re doing who have experience in these matters and you make sure the objectives are met,” he said about Trump.
Ryan also rejected comments from former House Speaker John Boehner from earlier this week that Republicans in Congress will not be able to come to an agreement on ObamaCare and will only fix parts of it and “put a more conservative box around it.”
“ObamaCare is collapsing,” Ryan told interviewer Matt Lauer. “The democrats got too far ahead on their ideology. And they gave us a system where the government runs healthcare. They gave us a system where costs went up not down. They gave us a system where choices went away. … That violated all the promises that were made that were given when ObamaCare was sold to the American people.”
“We really believe we’re in a rescue mission here to step in and prevent this collapse from occurring,” he added.