"No, I am not (saying Donald Trump is a racist), I am saying his comment was. I don't know what's in his heart, I can't speak to that whatsoever. What I am saying is, to suggest that a person race disqualifies them to do their job is textbook, that's what I am saying. I am not saying what's in his heart because I don't know what's in his heart and I don't think he feels that in his heart. I don't think it is wise or justifiable to suggest a person should be disqualified from their job because of their ethnicity....Yes, I do support Donald Trump, I did support him in an editorial in my hometown newspaper and I did so because I know that these ideas that we all believe in as republicans, as conservatives, these principles that we care about, have a better chance with him"
---Paul Ryan on if he thinks Trump is a racist and why he still supports Trump for president.
Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) called into Kilmeade & Friends to discuss whether he thinks Donald Trump's comments about Hispanic-American Judge Gonzalo P. Curiel of Federal District Court, who is overseeing a suit against the now-closed Trump University, are racist and whether he still supports Trump after those comments. Brian also asked Speaker Ryan about President Obama's comments on the economy and got his take on how the administration is handling the Iran Deal.
Plus, Speaker Ryan discussed the new policy initiative to tackle poverty that was unveiled today by House Republicans.