House Speaker Paul Ryan lambasted Donald Trump, a day after he endorsed the Republican presumptive nominee, for attacking the federal judge presiding over lawsuits against Trump University.
Trump told the Wall Street Journal that U.S. District Court Judge Gonzalo Curiel had an “absolute conflict” in overseeing the case because of his “Mexican heritage” and membership in a Latino lawyer’s organization.
“I’m building a wall. It’s an inherent conflict of interest,” said Trump. He also alleged that the judge was a former colleague and friend of one of the lawyers representing the plaintiffs.
Trump’s comments “out of the left field”
In an interview with WISN’s “Upfront with Vicki McKenna,” Ryan said Trump’s comment about the judge was “out of the left field.” The House Speaker added, “It’s a reasoning I don’t relate to. I completely disagree the thinking behind that.”
Ryan warned that he would speak out against the Republican presumptive nominees whenever he feels it is necessary. He said, “He clearly says and does things I don’t agree with and I’ve had to speak up on time to time when that has occurred and I’ll continue to do that if that’s necessary — I hope it’s not.”
Yesterday, the House Speaker explained acknowledged that he has differences with Trump, but decided to support him because they “have more common ground than disagreements.
He believes that Hillary Clinton will not support the GOP’s policy proposals. According to him, “A Clinton White House would mean four more years of liberal cronyism and a government more out for itself than the people it serves. Quite simply, she represents all that our agenda aims to fix.”
Ryan said they “need a Republican president willing to sign into law” the policy proposals of the party.
Trump is unfit to be president
Hillary Clinton’s campaign released a statement criticizing Trump for attacking the Judge Curiel, who was born in the United States to Mexican immigrants.
Lorella Praeli, director of Latino outreach for the Clinton campaign said, “The fact that Donald Trump doesn’t see Judge Curiel and his family as Americans makes him unfit to be president of this great nation, a nation of immigrants.”
Praeli also praised Judge Curiel and his family as they represent the American Dream. She noted, “His parents worked hard to give their US-born children a better life. He and his brother became successful lawyers. His other brother served in Vietnam.”
“In Trump’s version of America, this Latino family isn’t really America, but they are America. And Hillary Clinton will fight for ALL Americans,” she added.