WASHINGTON — House speaker Paul Ryan is condemning Donald Trump’s charge that a federal judge’s Mexican heritage creates a conflict of interest in a court case involving one of the Republican billionaire’s companies.
Ryan on Friday told Wisconsin radio station WISN that Trump’s comment on the judge “was out of left field for my mind.” He said it’s “reasoning I don’t relate to, I completely disagree with the thinking behind that.”
The speaker’s remarks come one day after he endorsed Trump’s presidential bid.
Trump told The Wall Street Journal that U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel has “an inherent conflict of interest” because of Trump’s plan to build a wall along the border between the U.S. and Mexico.
Ryan warned that he’ll continue speak out against Trump “if that’s necessary.”