Trump finally endorses House Speaker Paul Ryan
In a bid to make up an intra -party rift, Donald Trump has finally endorsed House Speaker Paul Ryan on Friday.
On Tuesday, the Repulican nominee had refused to endorse House Speaker Paul D. Ryan or Sen. John McCain, two of the GOP’s highest-ranking elected officials, that led to escalate Trump’s war with his own party’s leadership.
Trump’s endorsement of Ryan came at a rally in Green Bay, Wisconsin, Ryan’s home state, CNN reported.
“We will have disagreements, but we will disagree as friends and never stop working together toward victory. And very importantly, toward real change. So in our shared mission, to make America great again, I support and endorse our speaker of the House, Paul Ryan,” Trump said on Friday night.
On Tuesday, Trump shocked party members when he refused to endorse Ryan, Senators John McCain and Kelly Ayotte.
But he then endorsed the Arizona and New Hampshire senators in their primary races, CNN said.
However, it was not immediately clear that Ryan was keen to receive Trump’s endorsement.
He repeatedly told Wisconsin radio stations in recent days that he was only seeking endorsements from the voters in his district.
After the endorsement, a Ryan aide said the speaker “appreciates the gesture and is going to continue to focus on earning the endorsement of the voters in Southern Wisconsin”, CNN added.