Paul Ryan: “Trump’s Comments Are Racists Even If I Do Agree With Them”

Washington, D.C. – House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) had harsh words Tuesday for Donald Trump’s comments about Judge Gonzalo Curiel, calling out the presumptive GOP nominee for racist comments while simultaneously reaffirming that his endorsement of Trump stands. “Claiming a person can’t do their job because of their race is sort of like the textbook definition of a racist comment,” Ryan said. “I think that should be absolutely disavowed. It’s absolutely unacceptable.”

“And we can pretend otherwise all we want, but the fact to the matter is that there are a lot of people in this country who agree with Donald Trump’s position on the Mexican people and, more importantly, Mexican Americans,” Ryan argued. “What I found a bit confusing about this issue is the fact that Trump said it so openly and directly. I mean, he should have been more subtle, because that’s what politics is. But, then again, Trump will be Trump.”

When asked whether that means he agrees with the billionaire businessman’s position on non-white races in America, Ryan replied, “Look, we can sugarcoat it all we want. At the end of the day, like I said, politics is a subtle game. On a personal level – yes, I do think Trump is onto something here, and before you rush to judge me, think about it. What I’m saying here is not that if you’re not white, there’s no place for you in this country. There is certainly a place. Just, maybe not the same place as ours.”

“Because, here’s how that works,” the House Speaker continued. “When you have this many different races living together in one place, there’s bound to be problems. And without even delving into social or any other issues, just take something simple, like skin color for example. When you put people of different races into one room, it’s obvious that white people seem the purest and cleanest, whether you want to admit it or not. And God doesn’t make mistakes. Ever. Our skin is white for a reason, and it has nothing to do with evolution.”

Ryan also said, “We’re certainly not perfect and flawless, but it’s safe to say we’re the least damaged at this point. And Trump knows that very well. He’s well aware that bad things are going to happen if you put other races in positions where they’ll be able to exert power in whatever form over white people. Simply put, other races inherently feel inferior when compared to white people, they’re envious. So, it doesn’t make sense to allow them to hold public offices or anything like that. And whether you like it or not, Donald Trump is aware of that and will rectify that situation. The problem is, now everybody has figured out what he’s up to. And they don’t like it.”

“The fact to the matter is – yes, from a political standpoint, Donald Trump’s comments were racist and should be disavowed. But, from an off-camera standpoint, the man was right. The only mistake he made was being too direct. But like I said, Trump will be Trump. And at the end of the day, that’s precisely what’s going to make America great again, for good this time,” he concluded.