Paul Ryan Calls Out Trump On KKK [VIDEO]

From the Washington Post:

House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) issued a stern rebuke Tuesday to his party’s presidential front-runner, calling Donald Trump’s recent equivocation about receiving support from white supremacists a “fundamental” break from conservative orthodoxy.

“This party does not prey on people’s prejudices,” Ryan told reporters at the weekly House GOP leadership news conference.

Without addressing Trump by name, Ryan noted that the Republican presidential campaign had veered into topics such as views on “white supremacists” that should prompt “no evasion” of the topic other than repudiation of those values.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) joined in the condemnations Tuesday afternoon after exiting a party luncheon. He did not reference Trump by name, but denounced “one of our presidential candidates and his seeming ambivalence about David Duke and KKK.”

“Let me make it perfectly clear: Senate Republicans condemn David Duke, the KKK, and his racism,” McConnell said. “That is not the view of Republicans that have been elected to the United States Senate, and I condemn his comments in the most forceful way.”

  • bkmn

    Bull Fucking Shit – Lyin’ Ryan strikes again.

    • Robincho

      “This party does not prey on people’s prejudices”??? Dream on, Squeaker of the Mouse…

      • Eric in Oakland

        Two words: southern strategy

        • B Snow

          A thousand up-votes.

    • pickypecker
      • Soren456

        America’s most earnest 14-year-old.

    • Joe knows who I am.

      No, no. It’s the truth. People’s fear though? Now that’s another story.

  • pickypecker
    • Mike C

      Glass of water for Mr. Ryan.

  • scorpiomike

    “This party does not {admit that we} prey on people’s prejudices,” FIFY

    Edited to fix the fact that my parentheses around words was interpreted as some sort of code, which I know nothing about! LOL

  • Pollos Hermanos

    “This party does not prey on people’s prejudices,”

  • ben-andy

    Well, except for Sen Jefferson Beauregard Sessions [R-AL], Senator.

    • Gustav2

      And all the members of the Freedom Caucus.

      • ben-andy

        Don’t quibble, Gustav. We only have to show that ONE shining example is a Klansman.

  • Yalma Cuder-Zicci

    “This party does not prey on people’s prejudices”

    Oh, my sides. It’s your party’s bread and butter.

    • jimbo65

      You betcha! Talk about tone deaf

  • Paula

    “This party does not prey on people’s predjudices.”
    Aww, yes it does. It goes out of its way to utilize their predjudices.
    Catch a clue, shithead.

  • Gustav2

    Just remember, believing in white privilege is not the same as being racist!!!!!!111!!!

  • pickypecker
    • Todd20036

      Did Krispie Crème sit on this bridge too?

      • Stev84

        No. He has minions who shut down bridges for him.

  • Cara Rosenberg
  • “This party does not prey on people’s prejudices,” Ryan told reporters. And he added that Barack Obama is a gay-loving Kenyan Muslim.

  • Dale

    “This party does not prey on people’s prejudices”

    Isn’t THAT rich?

  • Rebecca Gardner

    “‘fundamental’ break from conservative orthodoxy.”
    “This party does not prey on people’s prejudices,”

  • Henri205

    “This party does not prey on people’s prejudices,” Ryan told reporters at the weekly House GOP leadership news conference.

    Riiiiight. Asshole.

  • pickypecker
    • RobynWatts

      Leave Eddie alone! 😄

  • bob

    They are scared shitless of drumpf ! It’s not like the kkk never voted for republicans, lol.

  • BearEyes

    don’t prey on prejudice?
    I would think that many minority groups would disagree with you.
    It’s so cute that you’re pretending to be somewhat adult now that the GOP is panicking, but just remember that all these prejudices upon which the party and base prey have been very clearly cultivated over many decades.
    Own it!

  • Chuck in NYC

    Poor Paul. The stress of the job is showing in the frownie lines between his eyes…

  • Dreaming Vertebrate

    Oh no! Now the Breitbart goons are gonna target poor Ryan!
    Oh wait, they already have been for some time!

    • Dreaming Vertebrate

      Sample comments on BB.
      Hey ryan, we are taking over the republican party now. Go take a hike and start the scum party. You can lead it.

      you smell that? That is Paul Ryan fear of the Trump Train….blowin his A$$ out

      Screw you Paul Rino, we are not stupid, we know what you and the turtle are trying to do!

      Dear Paul Ryan you smug little prick the majority of Americans can’t stand you Don’t Lecture we the people on what American Values are please

      Today Donald Trump announced his rejection of a whites only racist group, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

      Unless Ryan disavows, denounces and rejects Black Lives Matter, La Raza! (The Race!), MEChA, the Commie Parties, the Neo-Soviets, and the Global Elitists, he needs to shut his hypocritical forked tongue mouth!

      Has Ryan renounced the RACISTS in the WH????

      • B Snow

        Okay, the Academy one was kind of funny.

  • Sam_Handwich

    “This party does not prey on people’s prejudices,” Ryan told reporters

    now there’s a steaming platter of shit

    anti-union worker

    what have i missed?

    • BearEyes

      anti-vote (if you are the wrong race or vote for the wrong party)

      • Sam_Handwich

        thanks, i changed anti-gay to anti-LGBT!

    • Todd20036

      anti-education, anti-environment/global warming reduction

    • Hank

      You took the words, right out of my mouth!!! When I read that phrase, I was thinking about the LGBT fights in every RED State!!!

      I would add to your list, anti-poor or anti-47%!!!

    • zhera

      anti-freedom (actual freedom)

      • Jonty Coppersmith

        except “religious freedom” which to them means the right to impose their religion on others and to discriminate against anyone who doesn’t comply.

    • pickypecker
      • Rebecca Gardner

        I fucking hate when these ghouls call Social Security an entitlement. Fuck you asshole! That is my money and I’ve been contributing to it for the past 34 years. Calling Social Security an entitlement is like calling my 401(k) or personal savings account an entitlement. IT’S MY FUCKING MONEY ASSHOLE!

        • Ninja0980

          Another case of I’ve got mine, fuck you syndrome.
          Another case of I’ve got mine, fuck you syndrome.

        • DaveW

          Agreed. They owe people like you and me 7 figures if they want to take it away if you add up all the contributions. Don’t forget your employer pats also so it is twice what you see reported. . Already the retirement age is so far after I will retire, can I just have my
          Money back please????

          • pickypecker

            and every few years, they move the goal-post. My estimated retirement from SS puts me at age 78. Shyeah, like I’m gonna see anything out of my contributions.

          • Paula

            This is the main reason that I am glad that the Teachers Retirement System of Texas is not on the Social Security system. My retirement is very nice and comes fro the State of Texas.

          • Rebecca Gardner

            Sometimes I wish I did what my sister and the previous four generations of my family did and join the NYPD. She retired with a full pension at age 41. Now she just stays home with my niece and is the active community/pta/school/girl scouts mom.

            Of course, as a software engineer I don’t get shot at, have someone grab my pony tail and smash my face against a wall, or have to body search a crack whore. Those were just some of the enjoyable tasks of my sister’s job.

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          • J Ascher

            When Social Security began, age 65 was an uncommon life span in the US.

            The biggest problem with SS is that politicians have raided the trust fund over the last 35 years without repaying it.

          • ColdCountry

            Now that I’ve applied to draw my SS, the monthly payment is somehow $200 less than they estimated 2 years ago. Thanks!

          • Rebecca Gardner

            During the 90s when I worked on Wall Street I exceeded the income maximum with my very first paycheck of the year because of my bonus check. Today it takes me a little longer, but I still earn too much to contribute all year long and I do not understand why there is a cut-off. Take it out of every single pay check. Why is there a fucking cut off? Think of the billions and billions of extra dollars that would add every year and how much good it could to for millions of human beings.

          • Anastasia Beaverhousen

            The same has happened to me since 1990. I seriously don’t get it. That extra couple hundred dollars is not that much.

    • Necessitas


    • Paula


    • Rambie

      Exactly, they are trying to fool the public yet again.

      • Ben in Oakland

        You forgot,
        “Love their idea of the constitution. Hate the actual constitution.”

        • Rambie

          Good one. *high five*

    • Rebecca Gardner

      anti-post birth human being.

    • Oscarlating Wildely

      “This party does not prey on people’s prejudices,”

      I call false. They would never suggest such a thing.

      Change it to fucking faggots, dykes, trannies, queers, and depraved Sodomites–well, now we’re talking.

    • Miji

      You missed the wink and the nod.

    • Richard, another Canuck

      have to add anti- Obama

    • Lionel Leston


    • Jerry

      Right…they just stoked those prejudices and fears for 50 years, campaigning with dog whistles long enough, until they created the monster that is Trump. They deserve Trump and all the hatred he engenders.

      • Craig Howell

        They sure do, but the rest of us don’t.

    • J Ascher


    • Maggie 4NoH8

      That’s precisely what I zero’d in on… Since 2000, that’s the only fucking thing the Republican party has done – prey on people’s prejudices! Wait – maybe he meant “pray”? Either way, there both equally offensive.

    • REBELComx

      Here. Share.

  • Now let me get back to putting this black president in his place.

    • Duh-David

      And that woman!

  • bryan

    Republican party motto : Yes, we Klan.

    • 41PC

      Here ya go.

  • Henri205

    The hypocrisy is just breathtaking, isn’t it? I just wish ‘journalists’ at these press conferences would ask tough follow-up questions. But then they’d be excluded from future events and opportunities, etc. Sad, really.

    • BearEyes

      I’d be ecstatic if they’d burst out laughing at the bullshit lies and hypocrisy.

      • KCMC

        Trying to recall who said the same about Hitler and if only people would have stood up and laughed at him. ..

  • zhera

    “This party does not prey on people’s prejudices,” Ryan told reporters

    As others have pointed out: Ri-iight…. and the moon is made of green cheese.

    • Necessitas

      I heard him say that on my car radio earlier today and I started laughing so hard I nearly got in a wreck.

  • Treant

    Republicans perfer Klanned food. Their favorite dance is the Klan-Klan. Their actions tend to be Klandestine.

    The jokes just write themselves and we Klan all…I mean can all…get in on the fun.

    • Jamie_Johnson

      Yes, we Klan!

      (I’m sure it’s been said/used before…)

      • TuuxKabin

        I Klan’t take anymore of their Klanmering.

        • Lumpy Gaga

          “Klan? Klan? Klan?” went the Party…

    • sheet, i just klan’t take it anymore. i guess it’s time i have to cross that burning bridge. it’s spelled “klown,” like in the original german (Molly’s dictionary). don’t make me fry a green tomato on your purified flour cracker asses. klandieland burned, ‘membah? to the g(r)own’d.

  • Rebecca Gardner
  • Paula

    Oh, Paulie, are you gonna be Trump’s bitch, if he gets elected?

  • RobynWatts

    “Hey we’re not bigots….we just want to take advantage of stupid white people by playing up their prejudices, while at the same time, stealing their wallet.” Shorter Paul “Lying” Ryan

    • Helen Damnation ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      Taking advantage of stupid white people = the 4Gs.
      (God, gays, guns and gynecology.)

  • CB

    This is just stupid. If they wanted to play into Trump’s hands and ability to position himself as an outsider and point up the hypocrisy of the establishment pols who have spent the last two administrations doing nothing BUT preying on people’s prejudices, he couldn’t have orchestrated this better. Another example of how the whole mess is crumbling.

    • Necessitas

      After this election, there will be no GOP. It will disintegrate into several smaller parties and it may well be 40 years before one of those gets the Presidency.

      GOP, KKK, no difference.

      • Tor

        The GOP will continue for a while at the state and local levels. Then, I don’t know what. I guess that means what you said, a bunch of small regional parties.

        • Necessitas

          There is just no way for anything this disconnected from reality to continue on indefinitely.

          There used to be some tenuous grasp on reality, but that has vanished in the last 17 to 18 years; there is no connection to any sense of reality on any subject now.

  • Jerry Hinnant

    We condemn them whole heartedly….but we still will accept their money and their vote!!

  • Prion

  • Prion


  • TheSeer

    Straight supremacists Ryan tells what?

  • Prion


  • Prion


  • oikos
    • pickypecker

      I LOVE that one!!!

  • Prion


  • Prion


  • Prion


  • Cuberly
  • Ninja0980

    The party doesn’t act on people’s prejudices?
    HA HA HA HA HA!!!

  • YEAH! Everyone knows you do it behind closed doors so they can’t record you! This is the age of mobile CIA labs that fit in the palm of your hand.

  • pickypecker
  • bambinoitaliano

    Howdy Doody speaks up?

  • Ninja0980

    The Southern Strategy says hello Speaker Ryan.

  • Lyin’ Ryan

    For the last 45 years, the Republican Party has SURVIVED by preying on people’s fears and exploiting the bigotry of bigots, and it was BY DESIGN. Richard Nixon’s Southern Strategy appealed to disaffected racist White Democrats who were LBJ’s Civil Rights initiatives and his War on Poverty. Those chickens are home, and they’re ready to roost.

    But where is Paul Ryan’s disavowal of Focus on the Family’s support of Rubio? Where was Ryan’s disavowal of Romney’s endorsement by NOM in 2012? Those groups are every bit as much hate groups as the KKK. And informed speculation was that Romney’s unreleased tax returns showed some sizable contributions to anti-Gay anti-Equality hate groups.

    So bite me, Marathon Boi, with your hypocritical faux-indignation over Trump’s being supported by white supremacists. That is your legacy, and it’s in your political DNA.

  • bambinoitaliano

    At this point why the GOP even bother trying to be the champion of justice? Should have done that before they allow the dozens of clowns hopped on the clown cars.

  • NZArtist

    “Make America White Again.”

    • NZArtist

      Totally true. Totally not photoshopped.

  • mjcc1987

    The Republicans are the NextGen klan. Trying desperately to complete the job

  • Hank

    That is the BEST laugh, that I have had today, since my Prostate Exam 2 hours ago!!!

  • Tor

    “This party does not prey on people’s prejudices.”

  • Paula

    Shorter Paul: and we are just mad because we didn’t think of it first!

  • edrex

    The party has been explicitly clear that the (R) on the ballot stands for “racist.”

  • Ninja0980

    Keep in mind this is the same Paul Ryan who co-sponsored a bill with Todd Akin that basically stated rape victims should be forced to carry their babies to term whether they want to or not.
    As was the case with Todd Akin, Republicans are only angry that Trump isn’t bothering to filter his racism instead of the dog whistles they use.

  • MBear

    “This party does not prey on people’s prejudices”


  • Paul…In What Universe?

  • Marides48

    Perhaps he should be reminded about the GOP “Southern Strategy” to appeal to Southern white supremacist who were pissed-off at Civil rights legislation.

  • Anastasia Beaverhousen

    WhAt did they scream at Obama? “You LIE,”

  • Mark

    Really? Why don’t you tell us the back story on all that redistricting and voter ID laws??? mutherfucking liar.

    • Stev84

      Racism is ok as long as it’s dog-whistled and sold under the guise of preventing “fraud”. Trump broke the rules by making it overt.

    • Lumpy Gaga

      I went today to get my photo taken for my driver’s license. (Pennsylvania).

      Remember, we’re the state that narrowly escaped voter-ID law, and people should stop whining because it’s as easy as getting your license sorted out, yadda yadda yadda.

      It was the state office of the damned. 200 chairs (I counted ’em), and every one occupied. I fast-tracked because I was only getting a photo taken for an already renewed license – I wasn’t taking a test, for example – but anyone who tells you something as essential as voting is “as easy as getting your driver’s license issues taken care of” needs to be punched every time they say it.

      Hard. Really, really REALLY HARD.

      • Johnny Wyeknot

        Those lines are so long because they cut funding for this service when they cut taxes on the wealthy.

        • Lumpy Gaga

          The closest we came was 2008 or 2010, when a stay was put on enforcement. You didn’t have to have ID, and while you couldn’t be turned away for lack of one, the pollworker was still bound to ask for one. Fuckers.

          Anyway, my experience went something like this:

          PW: “Are you aware of Pennsylvania’s law on voting and picture ID?”
          Me: “I’m aware I don’t have to have one.”

  • Mikey

    No, no! Ryan is actually correct. The GOP does not “prey” on people’s prejudices.
    They EXPLOIT people’s prejudices and basest instincts.

    There’s a difference, and quite honestly, it’s not so subtle.

  • Lumpy Gaga

    “This party does not prey on people’s prejudices,”

    Darling! You shaved!

  • Lumpy Gaga

    Saying “KKK is bad” is now moral high ground.

    Thanks, Obama!

  • By Comparison

    Paul Ryan is as ignorant of his own Republican party’s history as Sam Smith was of out, LGBT Oscar winners.

  • Tempus Fuggit

    “This party does not prey on people’s prejudices,” Ryan told reporters at the weekly House GOP leadership news conference.

    Liar. The Republican Party does exactly that, constantly.

    McConnell said “[racism] is not the view of Republicans that have been elected to the United States Senate

    Are you sure? Because I think the evidence clearly demonstrates that it is.

    • Helen Damnation ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      Racism works for them, until it doesn’t. Like the 4Gs (God, gays, guns and gynecology) they don’t give two shits about any social issue(s) unless it’s a money-maker. Standing for absolutely nothing!

  • FAEN


  • Megrim Twist

    Paul’s new book, in stores Friday …

  • Johnny Wyeknot

    Oh please! Who are they trying to fool?

  • ian

    “This party does not prey on people’s prejudices”. Who is he kidding? He’s not that delusional is he? I guess he is, like so many republicans, utterly warped. He’s pandering to other delusional R’s that they’re not a racist party, that they haven’t been pandering and stroking the bases racism, fears, ignorance, and stupidity since Nixon. The problem the GOP donor class has with Trump is not his racism, but that he refuses to be their sock puppet. But to claim the racism, fascism and stunning ignorance of the GOP base that Trump has tapped into is not the GOP’s own creation is just another mind boggling denial of reality on their part. It would be funny except for the realization of how much a danger to Democracy and a free open society the GOP represents. The GOP is an existential threat to America now, forget ISIS, they’re small potatoes compared to the GOP.

  • ceeenbee

    “This party does not prey on people’s prejudices,” Ryan told reporters at the week

    What a bunch of bullshit dunce it seems build its brand on discrimination against LGBTQs.

  • sherman


  • Ben in Oakland

    ““This party does not prey on people’s prejudices,” Ryan told reporters.

  • Michael Rush

    The Obama stab at the end was a dickhead move , no respect for the actual President of the United States .

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    Bitch please……..

  • sherman

    They pray for people’s prejudices.

  • Oscarlating Wildely

    Next up will be a GOPer of Color who insists: “Look! I didn’t take offense to it! I mean, I know he doesn’t like the KKK! Everyone knows that! I still like him. Why are you being so damned PC and sensitive!?” and they will flock in droves.

    My guess: Carson drops out and is the first in line to say it.

  • Michael

    The real issue that, of course, all the cons are ignoring is that David Duke, the KKK and Le Pen of France–all racists–endorsed Trump. What do they see that these other near-sighted Republican cons do not?

  • Steven Leahy

    Actually Ryan, you do prey on people’s prejudices. You embrace and welcome people who demonize and vilify LGBT people all the time. Your outrage is hollow and phony.

  • Jack_Carter_USA

    “This party does not prey on people’s prejudices.”

  • TheSpinMonkey

    GOP seems to be circling the wagon in a united front against Trump! Just give me some popcorn I want to see how this clusterfuck unfolds!

  • Octavio

    Is it possible that Paul Ryan is “evolving”?

    • TrollopeReader

      more like being whacked a few times by a 2 x 4 to realize what is happening outside of DC ….

  • TrollopeReader

    ““This party does not prey on people’s prejudices,” Ryan told reporters ” …, Paul, honey …..hint: that’s your party’s motto …. look at the legislation you all propose and vote on….. look how you all treated a certain president …. look at the “Southern Strategy” … um, gee, look at the 2014 non-passage of the Voting Rights Act extension ….

  • studd55

    “This party does not prey on people’s prejudices,”

    Yes it does. It’s the center piece of the Republican Party’s approach to political campaigns.

    It’s it’s bread and butter.

  • DrJustino

    So Ryan said “the party won’t be associated with any groups involved in bigotry.” Except any group that is anti-gay and hides behind “family values” or “religious freedom,” because in their minds that’s not really bigotry. The Re-thugs are the definition of hypocrisy…

  • ColdCountry

    Donald Drumph, the thinking person’s Boggart.

  • Antionette Drayton

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  • BobSF_94117

    “This party does not prey on people’s prejudices,”

    Well, whatdyaknow, somebody actually got Lee Atwater to spin in his grave.

  • CJAS

    “This party does not prey on people’s prejudices.” If Ryan were Pinocchio, this statement would have torn the fabric of our universe.

  • Robert

    “This party does not prey on people’s prejudices,” Ryan told reporters….
    You have got to be joking???? And nobody questioned him about gay people? LOL…

  • CJAS

    Mr. “Makers and Takers”: there’s a “culture, in our inner cities in particular, of men not working and just generations of men not even thinking about working” as he cited the work of Charles Murray, most famous for arguing that blacks are genetically inferior
    to whites.