U.S. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI), speaks while flanked by Bishop Shirley Holloway at the Graceview Apartments, June 7, 2016 in Washington, DC.
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June 7, 2016 11:24 AM EDT

Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan criticized Donald Trump’s comments about Judge Gonzalo Curiel on Tuesday, calling them “indefensible.”

“Claiming a person can’t do their job because of their race is sort of like the textbook definition of a racist comment,” Ryan said.

Read Ryan’s complete remarks from a question-and-answer session after an unrelated press conference he held in Washington, D.C.:

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