Pictured: Paul Ryan imitating human behavior
Speaker Paul Ryan's endorsement of unhinged racist Donald Trump looked bad enough on its own without knowing what else appeared on Ryan's busy schedule yesterday.
Just a couple hours before endorsing the man who has called for banning Muslims from the country, Speaker Ryan met with the Fellowship of Reconciliation, an interfaith peace organization that asked him to speak out against Islamopobia.
Following their meeting at his Janesville, Wisconsin office, the Fellowship of Reconciliation said Paul promised the group that he would “speak out against anti-Muslim rhetoric” and visit the new Muslim Community Center and Masjid in his hometown. Anthony Grimes, the Fellowship of Reconciliation’s Director of Campaigns and Strategy, told ThinkProgress the meeting included a local
Muslim faith leader and his daughter, who “shared their stories about what it’s like to be Muslim in this country.”
“Mr. Ryan was supportive of trying to build a country of people of all faiths,” Grimes said. “He affirmed much of our messaging.”
Speaker Ryan promised that he would speak out against Islamophobia and you know the rest. He endorsed Donald freakin' Trump just two hours after this meeting. Trump has called for banning Muslims from the country and he regularly fantasizes about about shooting Muslims with bullets dipped in pigs blood during his rally speeches.
There's something not right with Republicans. The degree to which they don't seem to understand or care how people feel, or even experience the same feelings, is unmistakable.
Ryan and his colleagues may not be shape-shifting lizards, but the only thing remaining in their heads is their lizard brains.
Several hours after Ryan endorsed Trump, Trump said the "Mexican" judge (who was born in Indiana) overseeing the Trump University fraud case has a "conflict of interest" because Trump is building a wall.