House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI), a man who’s definitely not running for President, put out a swelling, optimistic video laying out his policy plans on Thursday.
In the video, dubbed “Politics These Days,” Ryan bemoans the polarized state of American politics.
“What really bothers me the most about politics these days is this notion of identity politics: that we’re going to win an election by dividing people, rather than inspiring people,” Ryan says in a speech delivered to an audience of House interns.
The speaker also took a somewhat veiled swipe at Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump.
“So let’s have a battle of ideas. Let’s have a contest of whose ideas are better and why our ideas are better,” he concludes, as inspirational music soars.
The video links to Ryan’s #ConfidentAmerica slate of policy priorities on health care, poverty and creating jobs.
Ryan, who was former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s running mate in 2012, has repeatedly denied he has any desire to run for the GOP nomination in a potential brokered summer convention.
The Wisconsin congressman has also publicly criticized Trump for his proposed ban on Muslim immigration and for warning there would be rioting at the convention if the billionaire fails to secure the nomination.
Watch below via Ryan’s office: