>> The Republicans, honestly folks. Our leaders have to get a lot tougher. And be quiet, just please be quiet.>> Donald Trump, telling his Republican critics to back off after his blast at Muslims this week. But on Thursday, Paul Ryan putting Trump on notice with a new plan to reign in presidential power.
>> We represent a separate, but equal branch of government.>> Washington Reporter, Steve Holland.>> What Ryan is saying is that Congress should reassert it's authority.>> A plan drawn up in response to President Obama's executive orders. But Ryan not giving Trump a pass.>> We will lose our freedoms in this country, including all the Bill of Rights, if we don't robustly defend the separate of powers.
And we're going to fight for those rights on behalf of our citizens.>> In a certain way this is aimed at Donald Trump who wants to be a very powerful commander-in-chief if he is elected.>> Let me just do it by myself. I'll do very well.>> Republicans don't agree with all of the things that Trump wants to do.
So they're gonna wanna try to kinda pull the rains on him if he's elected. And Ryan is sort of firing the first shot of that today.>> We're trying to restore the entire principal of self-government.>> Many Republicans wanna see immigration reform. They don't see banning Muslims as the answer.
Ryan, by saying, look, we wanna retain the power in the House and division of the branches, is saying to Trump, or whoever's president, Hilary Clinton, hey, we're gonna defend our turf if you're elected.>> He's a different kind of candidate. This is a different kind of year.