Ryan accuses Trump of ‘textbook’ racism but still backs him
It’s amazing that the House Speaker accuses a candidate of racism and still supports him.
In a press conference Tuesday, House Speaker Paul Ryan sharply condemned Republican nominee Donald Trump’s recent attack on Judge Gonzalo Curiel as “the textbook definition of a racist comment” — but reaffirmed that he intended to keep on supporting Trump anyway…
Ryan condemned that blatant bigotry in strong terms Tuesday. “I disavow these comments,” he said. “I regret those comments that he made. I don’t think — claiming a person can’t do their job because of their race is sorta the textbook definition of a racist comment. I think that should be absolutely disavowed. It’s absolutely unacceptable.”
But these condemnations may ring rather hollow, since he went on to reaffirm that he intended to keep backing Trump’s presidential candidacy. “Do I believe that Hillary Clinton is the answer? No, I do not,” Ryan continued. The speaker added that he thinks Republicans and Trump “have more common ground on the policy issues of the day, and we have more likelihood of getting our policies enacted with him than we do with her.”