House Speaker Paul Ryan recently backed Donald Trump. | AP Photo
House Speaker Paul Ryan is dismissing efforts to block Donald Trump from formally accepting the Republican nomination at the party’s convention next month in Cleveland, saying the presumptive nominee won “fair and square.”
Ryan told George Stephanopoulos in an interview airing on “This Week” Sunday, “Seventeen people competed, one person won and he got the delegates.”
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“The delegates ultimately decide these things, but he won fair and square,” he continued.
Ryan recently endorsed Trump, saying the two share some common ground and will work together to defeat the Democratic nominee, but that doesn’t mean Trump is free from Ryan’s criticism.
Ryan denounced Trump’s comments about federal Judge Gonzalo Curiel, who is overseeing a Trump University lawsuit. Trump claimed the judge’s ethnicity makes him biased in the case.