Paul Ryan: I called Trump to complain about his judge comments

“I explained exactly what I thought about that comment. I said it publicly and I said it privately,” Ryan said in an interview with George Stephanopoulos airing today on ”Good Morning America”, adding that Trump’s attacks on federal judge Gonzalo Curiel were “beyond the pale.”

Ryan’s office confirmed to ABC News that the two spoke by phone Wednesday night.

Ryan also said Trump’s comments “get in the way” of Republicans’ efforts to give voters a “clear and compelling choice” in November.

“Hopefully, this won’t continue,” Ryan said. “Hopefully, the campaign will move in a better direction so that it can be one that we can all be proud of.”