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Ryan: Minorities, Women Should Feel ‘at Ease’ Under Trump

Speaker of the House Paul Ryan believes that those who feel persecuted under a Trump presidency should not have any reason to be feeling this way.

The Hill reports:

Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) tried to reassure those worried about a Donald Trump presidency Sunday, namely those who have felt attacked and marginalized throughout the president-elect’s campaign.

Following Trump’s victory last week, protests have sprouted up across the country, with many minorities and women saying they feel unsafe under Trump.

“First of all, I hate that people feel this way, and second of all, they should not,” Ryan said on CNN’s “State of the Union.”

“America is a pluralistic, inclusive country. I really think that people should put their minds at ease.”

The Southern Poverty Law Center has reported hundreds of hate crimes and acts of harassment and intimidation since Election Day, with the most frequently reported incidents targeting African-Americans, immigrants and Muslims.

Ryan condemned those acts, saying the perpetrators are not Republicans.

“We are the party of Lincoln. People who espouse those views, we don’t want them in our party.”

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