Donald Trump has found himself in hot water this week after he was disowned by House Speaker Paul Ryan, who is currently the highest ranking Republican in the country.
This came hours after Trump declared that our country is “at war” and that we must respond by banning all Muslims.
“‘We are now at war,” he said on Good Morning America. “We have a president that doesn’t want to say that, but we are now at war.”
According to Daily Mail, Trump went on to say that his plan to ban Muslims from entering the U.S. is necessary to ensure we don’t face a 9/11-style attack again.
After the morning show interviews, Ryan slammed Trump for his opinions, saying that they do not reflect this “country’s principles.”
Ryan went on to say that many Muslims serve our country in the military and in congress, “the vast, vast, vast majority of whom are peaceful, who believe in pluralism, freedom, democracy, individual rights.”
He also dismissed questions about whether Trump was damaging the Republican party.
“I’m not concerned about lasting damage to the party. I’m concerned about standing up for our country’s principles,” Ryan said. “These are first principles, and our party is dedicated to these first principles. And that’s why I think it’s incumbent upon leaders of our party like myself to stand up and defend what conservatism is and what the Republican Party stands for.”
When asked if he would support Trump should he secure the nomination, Ryan promised that he would support whoever becomes the GOP nominee.
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