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Ryan: Muslim ban not 'in our country's interest'
by Scott Wong
Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) on Tuesday pushed back on presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump's call for barring Muslims from entering the United States, saying a ban was "not in our country's interest."
"I do not think a Muslim ban is in our country's interest," Ryan told reporters at GOP national headquarters. "I do not think it is reflective of our principles, not just as a party but as a country."
Ryan's remarks came one day after Trump doubled down on his plan to temporarily ban nearly all Muslims from entering the U.S. in the wake of the terrorist attack at a gay nightclub in Orlando — the deadliest mass shooting in American history. The Orlando gunman was born in New York to Afghan immigrants.
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