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Paul Ryan on Trump’s Voter Fraud Claims: ‘It Doesn’t Matter to Me,’ He Won

screen-shot-2016-12-04-at-8-36-23-pmIn a wide-ranging interview with Scott Pelley for 60 Minutes, House Speaker Paul Ryan answered questions on everything from his political discussions with Trump, to his honest thoughts about whether he thought Trump could win the election.  Things got especially interesting when Pelley asked Ryan if Trump ever says “the same bizarre things to you in private that he says in public?”

“I think there is a bit of a difference between the private person and the public person,” said Ryan. “It’s all about how to get things done. So every conversation I have almost always revolves around personnel and policy focused on producing results.”


Pelley then asked Ryan about one of Trump’s biggest recent controversies: his statements that he would’ve won the popular vote had it not been for millions of illegal votes cast for Hillary Clinton. When Ryan said he had no knowledge of illegal voters, Pelley pressed him on whether he’s concerned at all about the veracity of Trump’s unproven claim.

“It doesn’t matter to me. He won the election,” Ryan said. He went on to state that if Trump lives up to his promises and fix the issues he said he would, people will no longer care about what he might have tweeted in the past.

Watch above, via CBS.

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