House Speaker Paul Ryan condemned Donald Trump's "racist" attack on the judge presiding over the 'Trump University' lawsuit Tuesday but would not say he's rescinding his endorsement.
"I regret these comments that he made," Ryan said. "Saying a person can't do their job because of their race is sort of the textbook definition of racist comments. ... I think that should be absolutely disavowed."
"I think they're wrong. I don't think they're right-headed," the Speaker, who endorsed Trump last week, said of the remarks.
"I'm not going to even pretend to defend them," Ryan said. " I'm going to defend our ideas. Im going to defend our agenda. What matters to us most is our principles and the policies that come from those principles, and our ability to give the people of this country a better way forward."