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Republican student confronts Paul Ryan: ‘How can you morally justify supporting racist Donald Trump?’

During a CNN town hall this Tuesday, a Republican student who opposes Donald Trump confronted Speaker Paul Ryan on his decision to endorse Trump as the presumptive GOP nominee for president.

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During a CNN town hall this Tuesday, a Republican student who opposes Donald Trump confronted Speaker Paul Ryan on his decision to endorse Trump as the presumptive GOP nominee for president.

“It concerns me when the Republican leadership is supporting somebody who’s blatantly racist and has said Islamophobic statements,” Zachary Marcone said.

“How can you morally justify your support for this kind of candidate, somebody who could be very destructive for our country?”

“That basically means you’re going to help elect Hillary Clinton,” Ryan shot back.

“On some of the things you just mentioned, I felt obligated to speak out when I saw something that was wrong,” Ryan continued.

Ryan then argued that his position will help Republicans shape a Supreme Court that will be “faithful to the Constitution” for the “next generation.”

“Look at the agenda that we are pursuing in conjunction with our [presumptive nominee] – I know that, that agenda, which I hope to get a chance to talk about – has a much better chance of going into law, because I know it won’t go in there with Hillary Clinton.”

Watch the clip below, via Mediaite:

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