House Speaker Paul Ryan says Donald Trump’s comments on an American-born judge of Mexican heritage are “the textbook definition of racist comments.”
Ryan says that the “mature and responsible thing” would be for Trump to disavow the comments.
“I do absolutely disavow his comments I think they’re wrong,” Ryan says but adds that “I’m going to be focusing on these ideas these solutions and not attempt to try and defend the indefensible.”
Ryan says he will still support Trump because his agenda is more likely to get enacted under Trump than Democrat Hillary Clinton.
Trump says U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel cannot judge him fairly because he is of Mexican heritage and Trump plans to build a wall with Mexico.