Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump tells CBS' Face the Nation that he'd ''be okay'' with Rep. Paul Ryan as House Speaker. Rough Cut (no reporter narration)
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump told the CBS news program, "Face the Nation," on Sunday (October 11) that he would "be okay" with Rep. Paul Ryan as Speaker of the House. But the outspoken billionaire added that the Wisconsin representative "doesn't seem to want it." Ryan is one of the members of Congress being proposed to succeed Rep. John Boehner as House Speaker. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy had been the front-runner in the race but abruptly dropped out on Thursday (October 8) after facing skepticism from Freedom Caucus lawmakers who viewed him as too willing to compromise with Democratic President Barack Obama. Freedom Caucus leader Jim Jordan hinted that conservatives could back Ryan if he supports their agenda of taking some powers away from the Republican leadership in the House.