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Ryan Splits With Trump on Terror: 'I Do Not Think a Muslim Ban Is in Our Country's Interests

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The issue is "radical Islam," not the Islamic faith, Ryan said.

House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., addresses the Council on Foreign Relations in Washington to unveil the national security plank of the Republican agenda and discuss recommendations from their Congressional National Security Task Force, Thursday, June 9, 2016. The 20-page national security proposal is the second installment of Ryan’s “A Better Way” agenda, which House Republicans are rolling out before the July 18 GOP convention. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)\n

House Speaker Paul Ryan (Wis.) pushed back today on his party's front-runner's plan to ban Muslims from entering the U.S. due to terrorism fears.

"I do not think a Muslim ban is in our country's interests," Ryan, the nation's top elected Republican, told reporters, according to Reuters.

House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) told reporters Tuesday that a ban on Muslims entering the United States — as presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump has proposed — is not in the nation's interest. Ryan said that the issue is "radical Islam," not the Islamic faith. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump reiterated his support Monday for a ban on immigrants from countries with a history of terrorism in the wake Sunday's terror attack on an Orlando nightclub.

Ryan, who has endorsed Trump for president, added that immigrants entering the U.S. should face a "robust security test" but that there should be no religious test for who is allowed to enter the country.

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