Trump endorses Ryan in House race, McCain and Ayotte in Senate contests
By Kay Nolan, September 21, 2015
Capping a week of backbiting between Donald Trump and Republican leaders, the GOP presidential nominee on Friday sought to end a highstakes impasse by delivering a formal endorsement of U.S. House Speaker Paul D. Ryan’s reelection bid after initially refusing to do so.
“We will have disagreements, but we will disagree as friends and never stop working together toward victory. And very importantly, toward real change,” Trump said during a campaign event in Green Bay, Wis., on Friday evening. “So in our shared mission to make America great again, I support and endorse our speaker of the House, Paul Ryan.”
When asked for the speaker’s reaction, a spokesman said: “He appreciates the gesture and is going to continue to focus on
earning the endorsement of the voters in Southern Wisconsin.”