With endorsements like Paul Ryan’s, you don’t need enemies. At a poverty conference on Tuesday, Paul Ryan said Trump’s comments about Judge Curiel are “the textbook definition of racist comments,” according to the hill.
“I regret these comments that he made,” Ryan said. “I think that should be absolutely disavowed.”
Ryan’s running for cover and being a jerk. He could have said there are reasons for Trump to be concerned about the Trump University case given the fact that the evidence put forth so far doesn’t merit a trial in some experts exyes though others say Judge Curiel’s decisions are how many judges would have ruled. Three of the lead complainants had praised the courses. This is political maneuvering. Brock and Podesta are certainly capable of this.
Trump doesn’t express himself with care often but bringing up the judge’s heritage was a mistake. The judge’s affiliations with the San Diego LaRaza Lawyers’ Association and his support of the litigants in the case which is a law firm financially tied to Hillary are fair game however.
Ryan also commented on Trump’s solutions for poverty.
“I think they’re wrong. I don’t think they’re right-headed,” the Speaker, who endorsed Trump for president last week, said of the remarks.
Ryan conceded that Trump’s comments do “undercut” the House GOP’s efforts to put forth a policy agenda this election year.
“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 repeatedly said Tuesday that he was backing Trump because he believes the nation is far better off with the Republican nominee than Hillary Clinton as president.
He said there is a better chance of getting the anti-poverty proposals through with Trump over Hillary.
Okay, so, let me see, Trump’s a racist but vote for him. Great endorsement.
Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Alabama, who is supporting Trump as the nominee, disagreed [with the presidential candidate’s critics].
“I don’t think he is racist at all,” Shelby said.
“What if he was German?” he continued, referring to Curiel. “Or what if he was Polish, or English? Think about it.”
Shelby’s spokesperson said later, “Sen. Shelby was simply saying that he believes the race of the judge should be irrelevant.”
Governor Christie said Trump is not a racist.
“I’ve said this before: I know Donald Trump. I’ve known him for 14 years, and Donald Trump is not a racist,” Christie told reporters in Mendham Township, N.J.
“The allegations that he is are absolutely contrary to every experience I’ve had with him over the last 14 years.”
Trump spokespeople have responded and one called Ryan the racist for using identity politics.
“Speaker Ryan has apparently switched positions and is now supporting identity politics, which is racist. I mean, I am astonished, astonished,” Trump supporter, who the media is calling a surrogate, Jeffery Lord said on CNN. “I am accusing anybody, anybody, who believes in identity politics, which he apparently now does, of playing the race card. The Republican establishment is playing this. Senator McConnell is playing this. These people have run and hid and borrowed the Democratic agenda of playing the race card.”
One curious thing is the left is constantly saying the jury is too white, the country is too white, occupations have too many white people, there are too many Christians – they want them evaporated, and so on. Race and religion should be irrelevant but Trump was likely responding to the judge’s affiliation with the San Diego Lawyers’ Association which is pro-illegal immigrant.
The left play identity politics but it’s their game and they get to decide who can be separated out and insulted. White middle-aged men are the biggest victims of this.
I really don’t believe he meant it in a racist way though his comments were almost self-immolating.
To be perfectly fair, Ryan has been a disappointment to people who wanted Obama’s socialist agenda slowed or halted. He signed the Omnibus and other appropriations bills, funding all of Obama’s leftist agenda. He talks about the Constitution but there’s little evidence he means any of it.
Ryan is also a big amnesty supporter.
If I were a cynic, I might think he’s deliberately undermining Trump to keep the Establishment in tact.
Ya know, Ryan was the running mate and is a friend of our potential third party candidate.
The talking heads and the GOP say Ryan is very popular. It’s hard to understand why.