Trump: Paul Ryan ‘a terrific guy’ who’s ‘very, very weak on illegal immigration’

by David Sherfinski - The Washington Times  |  published on October 13, 2015

Real estate mogul and 2016 GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump said Rep. Paul Ryan, who many Republicans are calling on to enter the race to be the next House speaker, is a “terrific guy” who’s “very, very weak” on the issue of illegal immigration.

Mr. Trump said he’s “a little concerned” about Mr. Ryan, Wisconsin Republican, “because if you look at his thing on illegal immigration, it’s very weak.”

“His stance on illegal immigration — amnesty — is, in his opinion, like a very strong situation. I don’t see it. I don’t see it,” Mr. Trump said Monday evening on Fox News’ “Hannity” program. “We have to have a border, we have to have a wall, we have to have people come in, but they have to come in legally, and he’s very, very weak on that issue and that bothers me, and I like him a lot. I think he’s a terrific guy. But he’s very, very weak on illegal immigration, and that hurts from my standpoint.”

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