NBC News reports:
Speaker Paul Ryan said Tuesday that he thinks President Trump is “trolling” people with his threat to revoke the security clearances from former top national security officials who have criticized him and his policies.
“I think he’s trolling people, honestly,” the Wisconsin Republican said, chuckling slightly, when NBC News’ Kasie Hunt asked if Trump’s threat is dangerous.
But if he’s serious, there wouldn’t be much Congress could do about it, according to Ryan: “This is something that’s in the purview of the executive branch,” he said.
Paul Ryan on Trump’s call to strip former national security officials of their security clearances: “I think he’s trolling people, honestly.” pic.twitter.com/LehFUEMGmJ
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