Paul Ryan denounces Trump, says Muslim ban 'not conservatism'
Speaker Paul Ryan on Tuesday denounced a proposal by GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump to prevent Muslims from entering the United States.
The Wisconsin Republican condemned the remarks in a closed-door meeting with rank and file Republicans then told reporters afterward that he was making an "exception" to his policy of steering clear of presidential politics.
"Normally I do not comment on what is going on in the presidential election," Ryan said.
Trump's plan, Ryan said, "is not conservatism. What he proposed yesterday is not what the party stands for and more importantly is not what the country stands for."