Well, that didn’t take long.
Less than 24 hours after endorsing Donald Trump, Paul Ryan was once again forced to push back on Trump’s latest racist remarks on Friday, saying he disagreed with Trump’s view that a judge presiding over one of the Trump University cases has a “conflict of interest” because of his “Mexican heritage.”
“The comment about the judge the other day was out of left field for my mind. Its reasoning I don’t relate to. I completely disagree with the thinking behind that,” Ryan said on a local Wisconsin radio show on WISN Friday afternoon. “He clearly says and does things I don’t agree with and I’ve had to speak up from time to time when that’s occurred and I’ll continue to do that when it’s necessary. I hope it’s not.”
Ryan finally buckled under and endorsed Trump on Thursday after holding out for weeks, writing that he was “confident he will help turn the House GOP’s agenda into laws.” The House majority leader has been a vocal critic of some of Trump’s most offensive comments and views, pushing back on his calls to ban all Muslims from entering the U.S. and criticizing his seemingly encouraging violence at the Republican National Convention.
But Trump immediately gave him a new headache with his attacks on U.S. Judge Gonzalo Curiel, the latest sign that he’s not making any efforts to tone down his divisive rhetoric now that he has the GOP nomination in hand. Ryan might want to stock up on Advil for the next few months.
(via: NY Daily News)