Trump's 'heart's in the right place' on race, says Paul Ryan

US House Speaker Paul Ryan says he's had some candid conversations with President Trump and believes his 'heart's in the right place' on the issue of race.

WASHINGTON DC, UNITED STATES (REUTERS) - US House Speaker Paul Ryan says he has had some candid conversations with President Trump and believes his "heart's in the right place" on the issue of race.

He made the comments during an interview on CBS' Face the Nation.

On Saturday, Trump tweeted that it was "very important" that players stand during the national anthem, following an ongoing controversy over athletes and others kneeling in protest.