In an interview with WISN’s Up Front with Vicki McKenna, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) openly spoke about his discomfort with Trump’s insults of the judge handling the Trump University case.
Trump has consistently referred to the judge’s “Mexican” decent when talking about the case.
“The comment about the judge the other day just was out of left field from my mind. It’s reasoning I don’t relate to,” Ryan said in the interview, which was highlighted by BuzzFeed. “I completely disagree with the thinking behind that and so he clearly says and does things I don’t agree with.”
Ryan just endorsed Trump Thursday, but the comments forecast a long election cycle for Ryan who will have to continuously distance himself from his party’s nominee.
Ryan said during the interview that he has “had to speak up” at times, such as when Trump has made comments about banning Muslims from the U.S. and when Trump was slow to distance himself from former KKK leader David Duke.
Ryan said, however, that he still plans to support Trump because “it is clear to me that we have somebody who is a willing partner in advancing” his agenda.
“I know for darn sure that Hillary Clinton is going to go in the opposite direction on every one of these things,” Ryan said.