Mr Trump worries greatly about where people were born, attacking a federal judge as "very bad" and a "hater of Donald Trump" during the presidential election campaign of 2016, citing the judge's Mexican ancestry-a charge that Mr Ryan at the time called "the textbook definition" of racism.
When Ryan returns home, he still visits Halabi's restaurant.
Ryan's announcement was the latest upheaval in Washington in Trump's second year as president, after the resignations and firings of numerous White House officials and Cabinet members.
Ryan said that their cheery expressions were because they were celebrating all of their accomplishments, but King cut in to point out that the photograph was rather homogenous.
Bryce had already been named to the national House Democrats' list of top challengers in Republican-held districts. Cantor initially pledged to serve out his term, only to reverse course and resign less than two months later. He says they'll always be grateful for Ryan's "partnership and support".
McConnell says Ryan's leadership was also vital in securing a big boost in defense spending and in enabling new treatments for rare diseases. Unlike strong speakers from Sam Rayburn to Thomas P. O'Neill to John Boehner and Nancy Pelosi, Ryan was never feared by his colleagues, and they had few reservations about taking him on.
As of Thursday morning, 24 hours or so after Ryan's announcement, there were 59 open House seats that will be contested in November, with 39 of those now held by Republicans, and just 20 by Democrats.
Amodei was probably the most people in their own considerations, whilst others contested if Ryan might, like a lame-duck speaker, lead the chamber departure any meaningful laws - though a slight legislative agenda beforehand lets incumbents to concentrate more on re election as chief season warms up. McCarthy's 2015 bidding to become speaker neglected part as he didn't possess the votes from your house independence Caucus, the chamber's about conservative wing. Ryan took that job after that.
"Well, he has the authority under the existing AUMF", Ryan said Thursday, adding later, "With respect to the authorities, the existing AUMF. gives him the authority to do what he needs to do, what he may or may not do". I look forward to ensuring the 1st Congressional District continues to be represented by a Republican.
Another Republican mentioned as a potential candidate is longtime Ryan family friend and backer Bryan Steil, an attorney and member of the University of Wisconsin Board of Regents.
Rep. Charlie Dent, a moderate Republican from Pennsylvania who is also retiring, noted the difficulty of Ryan's position.
First came radio rabble-rouser Rush Limbaugh, spewing political incorrectness to an audience estimated at more than 13 million weekly, saying things that no doubt would have rattled both Kemp and Ryan. Now, all three of his children are teenagers.
In a statement on Ryan's decision to retire, Pelosi doesn't cite any specific issues she wants to tackle with the Republican she has opposed on almost every issue. And she commends him for his "steadfast commitment to our country".
Ryan, who announced Wednesday that he would retire in January, pointed to Utah Republican Rep. Mia Love, who he has mentored, as one example of that recruitment. 'Here's what you need to know about Paul Ryan, ' Dan Pfeiffer, a former aide to former President Barack Obama, tweeted.
Ryan announced his plans at a closed-door meeting of House Republicans Wednesday morning.
But after a long internal battle about poorly drafted, unclear healthcare proposals Ryan spearheaded and with dissenting Republicans refusing to support the cornerstone, party line legislation, Ryan was unable to make good on his promise.