Paul Ryan admitted that the Republican Party has embraced a racist nominee in order to win the White House in 2016.
Speaker of the House Paul Ryan is the latest Republican to drown in Trump racism. Ryan’s event on a new GOP poverty policy was overshadowed when he admitted that Trump is a racist, but he would rather have a racist president who will pass his policies than Hillary Clinton.
I disavow those remarks. I regret those comments that he made. I don’t think. Claiming a person can’t do the job because of their race is sort of like the textbook definition of a racist comment. I think that should be absolutely disavowed. I think that’s absolutely unacceptable. But do I believe that Hillary Clinton is the answer? No, I do not. Do I believe that Hillary Clinton is going to be the answer to solving these problems? I do not. I believe that we have more common ground on the policy issues of the day and we have more likelihood of getting our policies enacted with him than with her.
Paul Ryan endorsed Trump’s racism as a political strategy while personally rejecting Donald Trump’s racist comments. In short, Ryan is saying that the means justify the ends. Ryan is willing to have a racist president, as long as the racist will sign his legislation into law if elected. Speaker Ryan has revealed himself to be a person of such small moral character that he is willing to place his political ambitions ahead of the good of the country.
Speaker Ryan looks like a man who just endorsed racism as a political tactic.
Ryan’s comments were an admission that the Republican Party is racist, but they are only racist to win votes. Republicans aren’t really racist. They are just supporting a racist nominee to get their policies passed.
In other words, Paul Ryan isn’t a racist. He’s just an enabler of racism.
Jason is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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