Speaker of the House Paul Ryan just can’t escape the stench of his Donald Trump endorsement, but he doesn’t care. During Tuesday’s CNN Town Hall event, the Republican congressman doubled down on his support for the racist billionaire and accused a student of the ultimate GOP crime: helping to elect Hillary Clinton.
The student asked Ryan how he can justify his support of such a horrible person:
I cannot and will not support Trump. It concerns me when the Republican leadership is supporting somebody who’s blatantly racist and has said Islamophobic statements, want to shut down our borders. How can you morally justify your support for this kind of candidate, somebody who could be very destructive?
This is a question that many people have been wondering, especially given the fact that Paul Ryan claims to be a devout Christian and staunch supporter of the Constitution. Real Christians believe in love and inclusiveness, while Trump believes in hate and divisiveness. Meanwhile, the Constitution clearly grants equal rights to everyone within the borders of the United States of America and that is something Donald Trump has scoffed at over and over as he tries to keep his racist, xenophobic fan club on his side.
If Paul Ryan truly believes in the things he claims to believe in, there is no way he could justify his support of Trump. However, the speaker doesn’t see it that way, instead, he was annoyed to be asked the question and lobbed accusations as the student who asked it:
Well, first of all, I’d say a few things. That basically means you’re going to help elect Hillary Clinton. And I don’t think Hillary Clinton is gonna support any of the things you stand for if you’re a Republican.
Ryan then went on to list all of the things Hillary won’t do for him like slashing welfare and “securing” the border and he wrapped it all up by saying,”she represents a third Obama term.”
That’s how he justifies turning his back on everything he supposedly believes in: He might be racist but at least he isn’t that filthy liberal who believes in helping people. Republican Jesus won’t stand for that and neither will Paul Ryan.
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