Despite slamming Trump's comments, Ryan says he will still ultimately support his party's nominee for president, whomever it is.
"Normally, I do not comment on what's going on in the presidential election. I will take an exception today," Ryan said.
Ryan continued: "Some of our best and biggest allies in this struggle and fight against radical Islamic terror are Muslims -- the vast, vast, vast majority of whom are peaceful, who believe in pluralism, freedom, democracy, individual rights."
Trump Monday called for a "total and complete shutdown" of Muslims entering the United States until "our country's representatives can figure out what is going on."
Asked whether he would support Trump as the GOP presidential nominee, Ryan said he would support "whoever the nominee is."
"And I'm going to stand up for what I believe in as I do that," he added.