>> It's absolutely unacceptable.>> Donald Trump coming under withering pressure to back down Tuesday. After House Speaker Paul Ryan blasted his comments against a judge of Mexican descent, as racist.>> Claiming a person can't do the job because of their race is sort of like the textbook definition of a racist comment.
I think that should be absolutely disavowed.>> Ryan joining a host of top Republicans condemning Trump's stand.>> It's time to quit attacking various minority groups in the country, and get on message.>> Campaign reporter Ginger Gibson.>> This is a big crisis for the Republican Party. Even Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell said that he's worried that they're going to lose the Hispanic vote.
>> Republican senator Lindsey Graham going a step further, calling out Republicans Tuesday, to get off Trump train.>> I say he's got bias, I wanna build a wall.>> Trump last week said Judge Gonzalo Curiel's heritage made him biased as he presided over fraud lawsuits against Trump University.
Trump doubled down on his comments Monday in a phone call to supporters.>> There's a reason for Trump to continue to push back at the conventional wisdom and the establishment argument that he needs to change his message. It's worked for him so far. And, if he starts to moderate some of his positions.
Or appear to be backing down from his previous depiction as a tell it like it is guy, could risk losing a good deal of support.>> As party outrage continued to build, Trump issuing an unusually muted statement, in a bid to clarify his comments. It is unfortunate that my comments have been misconstrued as a categorical attack against people of Mexican heritage.
I do not feel that one's heritage makes them incapable being impartial. But based on the rulings, I feel justified in questioning whether I am receiving a fair trial. Ryan, who endorsed Trump just last Thursday, did not take it back, saying it was crucial for the party to come together.
>> I see it as my job as Speaker of the House to help keep our party unified. I think, if we go into the fall as a divided party, we are doomed to lose. Do I believe Hillary Clinton is the answer? No, I do not!>> The bitter family quarrel throwing the GOP further into disarray.
Just as it hoped to pivot to battling Clinton for the White House.