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Paul Ryan Widens Divide: Trump’s Mass Deportations “Not Happening”

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by Micah J. Fleck

As if the Hill Republicans and the Trump team weren’t split enough already due to Trump’s less-than-favorable descriptions of the GOP establishment during his presidential run, speaker of the House Paul Ryan has now made it very clear that Trump’s more radical ideas will not be allowed to pass into the realm of legislation as the president-elect contends with congress.

Writes The Washington Post:

Just a week after the election, the cracks were starting to show between Trump and Republicans on some pretty major issues. Now that the election is over and it’s time for Republicans to govern, they appear to be growing wider.

Deportation forces? Despite President-elect Donald Trump’s use of the phrase, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) promised in a CNN town hall Thursday night: “In Congress, it’s not happening.”

Medicare reform? Despite Trump’s desire to leave it alone, Ryan says Medicare is in such a dire state that “we better get prepared to fix this problem.”

Deporting all 11 million immigrants in the country illegally? Trump is fuzzy on whether he stands on one of his signature his campaign promises, but Ryan indicated Thursday he’s inclined to help keep children of undocumented parents in the country. “No,” he said when asked by an undocumented woman whether he thinks she should be deported.


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