Paul Ryan Scolds Trump For Judge Attacks: ‘Totally Out Of Left Field’

One day after endorsing presumptive nominee Donald Trump, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) said the businessman’s attacks on a federal judge for his ethnicity have been “totally out of left field” and he “completely” degrees with Trump’s reasoning.

In a Friday interview with Milwaukee talk radio host Vicki McKenna, Ryan brought up the real estate mogul’s repeated attacks on Judge Gonzalo Curiel, who is presiding over two lawsuits over Trump university, while talking about the party’s policy agenda.

“The comment about the judge the other day was totally out of left field,” the Wisconsin congressman said. “I completely disagree with the thinking behind that,” he continued, calling the attacks “reasoning I don’t relate to.”

Ryan went on to say Trump “clearly says and does things I don’t agree with” and said he would continue to speak up if necessary.

Speaking about his Thursday endorsement of Trump in his hometown newspaper, Ryan said at the end of the day, Republicans need a “willing partner” in the White House to help advance their policies.

Listen to the full interview over at WISN.

h/t Jon Ward

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