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Jake Tapper Holds Paul Ryan’s Feet To The Fire, Forces Him To Criticize President Trump

By Alan Jude Ryland

During a town hall meeting in Racine, Wisconsin, House Speaker Paul Ryan conceded that President Trump "messed up" in his response to the recent violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.

"I do believe that he messed up in his comments on Tuesday when it sounded like a moral equivocation or at the very least moral ambiguity when we need extreme moral clarity," Ryan told CNN's Jake Tapper, referencing a much derided news conference the President held last week in which blamed racial hostilities on "both sides."

Though Ryan said he believes Trump has since "clarified" his comments, he acknowledged that the president's initial response to the violence was “morally ambiguous” and “confusing."