Trump said he was “concerned” about Ryan’s deficit plan, citing concerns that the plan would “tinker too much with Medicare” and harm senior citizens.

“I think Paul Ryan is too far out front with the issue,” Trump said. “He ought to sit back and relax.”

Asked how he planned to solve the deficit problem without tackling entitlements, Trump said he would do so “by stopping what’s going on in the world.”

“The world is destroying our country,” Trump said. “These other countries are sapping our strength. OPEC is sapping our strength. We can’t pay $108 a barrel oil. It’s sapping our country.”