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Ryan looks to limit Trump's power if elected

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>> 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.
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>> 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.
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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.
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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.
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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.