WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan on Tuesday disavowed Donald Trump's criticism of a Hispanic judge, saying such remarks were the "textbook definition of a racist comment."

Ryan, speaking at an event to unveil U.S. House Republicans' policy proposals, said the presumptive Republican presidential nominee's comments were absolutely unacceptable and indefensible.

(Reporting by Richard Cowan, David Morgan and Susan Heavey Editing by W Simon)