House Speaker Paul Ryan discussed his criticism of Donald Trump on ABC’s “This Week” on Sunday.
“It isn’t the first time I’ve had to do it,” he said. “It won’t be the last time if this continues,” he added.
Trump has been under fire from GOP members following his harsh remarks of Judge Gonzalo Curiel. Trump discussed the judge’s conduct last week in an interview, and states that Curiel was ill-equipped to handle a lawsuit against Trump’s defunct Trump University.
The Republican nominee stated that the judge is unfit to handle the lawsuit against him because he is Hispanic. Trump has stated that his comments were misconstrued and has not apologized to the judge.
Ryan was reluctant to endorse Trump for president following continual disagreements over policy matters.
“Look, I believe that he’s certainly better than Hillary Clinton. These are the choices that we have,” stated Ryan when asked about his confidence in Trump. The House Speaker expressed uncertainty over a Trump presidency to the show’s correspondent George Stephanopoulos.
Stephanopoulos pressed Ryan’s endorsement of Trump, to which Ryan said, “Well, I’m not going to speak about what’s happening in the future.” Last Week, Senator Mark Kirk rescinded his endorsement of Trump following the nominee’s comments about Judge Curiel.