The curious case of Paul Ryan’s evaporating courage

He used to call out Trump’s racist comments. Now he doesn’t. On June 2, 2016, Donald Trump, then the presumptive Republican nominee for president, told the Wall Street Journal that he didn’t think Judge Gonzalo Curiel could oversee two lawsuits targeting Trump University. Curiel is “of Mexican heritage,” Trump noted. “I’m building a wall. It’s an inherent conflict of interest,” he said.

House Speaker Paul Ryan was outraged. “I regret those comments that he made,” Ryan told reporters. “I don’t think — claiming a person can’t do their job because of...

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By: Vox - Friday, 12 January

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