Ryan: Trump’s comments about judge are ‘textbook’ racism

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Donald Trump’s comments criticizing a judge based on his ethnic background are “the textbook definition of racist comments,” Speaker Paul Rya (R-Wisconsin) said Tuesday during an event on poverty.

“I regret these comments that he made,” Ryan said. “Saying a person can’t do their job because of their race is sort of the textbook definition of racist comments … I think that should be absolutely disavowed.”

Ryan received many questions about Trump at the event which was supposed to highlight the House GOP’s agenda. “I think they’re wrong. I don’t think they’re right-headed,” the Speaker said.

Ryan called Trump’s comments “indefensible” but did not say he’s rescinding his endorsement.

“I’m not going to even pretend to defend them,” Ryan said. “I’m going to defend our ideas. I’m going to defend our agenda. What matters to us most is our principles and the policies that come from those principles, and our ability to give the people of this country a better way forward,” Ryan said.

The Speaker said he is backing Trump because he believes the country is better off with a Republican nominee than Hillary Clinton as president. Ryan said his poverty reform proposals would be more likely to become law in a Trump administration.

Ryan also warned that the GOP would be “doomed” if it is divided in November. “If we go into the fall divided we are doomed to fail,” he said.

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  1. Sounds like your statement Ryan is Textbook RINO ESTABLISHMENT Gutless, Clueless. Ball less BS; Look at obamas judge, a La Raza supporter, ante American leaning agenda. But you attack TRUMP for making a correct statement. Where are you going to hide when this blows up in your face?? You putz will never realize that Legal Hispanics also are TRUMP supporters and you run scared from the work “Racist” Didn’t the alcu have a verdict reversed because a black defendant was not judged by a group of his peers”? Ryan you said nothing about that Racist action. Get a pair.


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