“I do believe that he messed up in his comments on Tuesday when it sounded like a moral equivocation or at the very least moral ambiguity when we need extreme moral clarity,” Ryan told CNN’s Jake Tapper at a town hall in Racine, Wisconsin, referencing a news conference Trump had last week.

The Wisconsin Republican’s criticism of the President was clear and unsparing even as Ryan said that he believes the President has since clarified his comments.