Speaker of the House Paul Ryan appeared on CNN’s State of the Union this morning to discuss the reaction to Donald Trump’s shocking election victory.
Host Jake Tapper started the conversation by asking the Speaker what he’d like to tell people who are terrified of a Trump presidency. In response to acts of violence and intimidation against minorities in the wake of Trump’s victory, Ryan stated that those people committing those acts aren’t Republicans because they are the “party of Lincoln.”
“First of all, I hate it that people feel this way,” Ryan said. “And second of all, they should not.”