Same night as Donald Trump walking back into a renewed Afghan War effort…..Making sure to knock his parties leader on his Charlottesville response….
President Trump “could have done better” in his response to the racially charged violence in Charlottesville, Va., earlier this month, Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said Monday, though he rejected a Democratic push to censure Trump for his remarks.
Ryan’s comments at a CNN town hall in Racine, Wis., were the first he made directly criticizing Trump for saying that “both” white supremacists and counter-protesters were to blame for the violence and that there were some “very fine people” among the white nationalists chanting racial slurs and carrying Nazi flags.
Trump “made comments that were much more morally ambiguous, much more confusing, and I do think he could have done better,” Ryan said of Trump’s second press conference on the matter.
“I do believe he messed up in his comments on Tuesday [Aug. 15] when it sounded like a moral equivocation or, at the very least, a moral ambiguity, when we need extreme moral clarity,” Ryan added.
The Speaker, however, said Trump struck the right tone in a speech Monday night where he called for unity and in remarks over the weekend praising the thousands who turned out in Boston to peacefully protest hate groups…..
House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) on Monday said he wishes President Trump would tweet less, noting there are posts on Twitter he would prefer not to see from the commander-in-chief.
“Do I wish there would be a little less tweeting? Of course, I do. But I think, I don’t think that that’s going to change,” Ryan said at a town hall when asked how he reconciles Trump’s tweeting with what he teaches his children. …