House Speaker Paul Ryan made it crystal clear Wednesday that the Republican House will not take up major immigration legislation as long as President Obama is in office.

"And the reason is simple: The American people can't trust him to uphold the law," Ryan wrote in a short op-ed in USA Today.

Ryan has made it immediately clear since becoming House speaker that the GOP doesn't trust Obama on immigration. Last week, Ryan said it would be "ridiculous" to consider an immigration bill.

But his decision to put that sentiment in print in a nationwide newspaper will likely chill his relationship with the White House somewhat.

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