(NEWSER) – President Obama's final State of the Union address was Paul Ryan's first in the House speaker's seat—and he did not enjoy the experience.

He tells USA Today that while sitting behind the president, he "disagreed with much of what he had to say," but he wanted to "be respectful," so "just kind of poker-faced the whole thing" because he "basically wanted to be wallpaper." Some of Obama's remarks were clearly aimed at Donald Trump, and Ryan says it "sort of degrades the presidency to then talk about primary politics in the other party, during primaries. That's not what presidents ought to be talking about in State of the Union addresses."

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