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Paul Ryan: Anti-Semitic Images Have No Place In A Presidential Campaign

The Speaker of the House tried to blame Trump's campaign instead. Good luck with that.

Although Paul Ryan tried to deflect, by blaming some "flunky" in Trump's campaign, it's well-known that Trump does his own tweeting. Also somewhat amusing was when radio host Charlie Sykes (and notorious 'NeverTrump' member) reminded Ryan of his endorsement of Donald Trump for president. More noteworthy still, Paul Ryan didn't bother to use Trump's lame excuse that the Star of David resembled a sheriff's badge, because it doesn't.

Source: TPM

House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) admonished Donald Trump on Tuesday for tweeting an anti-Hillary Clinton message with a Star of David over the weekend. An exasperated Ryan called the tweet "anti-Semitic" and "ridiculous."

“Look, anti-Semitic images have no place in a presidential campaign,” Ryan said in a phone-in with conservative radio host Charlie Sykes.

Ryan also said while he doesn’t know which Trump campaign “flunky” was responsible for the message featuring a six-point star, he couldn’t drop everything to denounce the “ridiculous” tweet over the Fourth of July weekend.

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