Gingrich: Trump, Ryan Relationship Will Be a ‘Tug of War,’ Not a ‘Confrontation’

Friday on Fox Business Networks “Varney & Company,” former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said President-elect Donald Trump and current Speaker of the House Rep. Paul Ryan’s (R-WI) relationship will be a “continual tug-of-war, but not a confrontation.”

Gingrich said, “It’s going to be a continual tug-of-war, but not a confrontation. Paul Ryan is a very, very smart man who has spent years looking at and thinking about some of the hardest issues in American politics, including the entitlements, including balancing the budget, including rethinking the entire tax code. And so he has deep policy beliefs.”

“They’re not incompatible with Trump,” he continued. “I would argue for example that his border adjustment tax that he and Congressman Brady have in their draft would, in fact, be remarkably helpful with Mexico and China and others. I think there’s a way for them to work together. I think they want to work together. But they’re very distinct figures, and we shouldn’t kid ourselves.”

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