Earlier this week, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump would not take a stance on endorsing House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), even though he appreciated their support while running for president. Trump’s failure to back the two politicians could be his own demise according to Republican National Committee Chair Reince Priebus.
When Friday came along, Trump decided it would be in his favor to endorse not only Ryan and McCain, but also embattled Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH).
“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, reading off a prepared statement. “So in our shared mission, to make America great again, I support and endorse our speaker of the House, Paul Ryan.”
Trump hopes his support of Ryan, McCain and Ayotte will attempt to re-uinfy the party, but his views do not really match theirs. Ryan replied to Trump’s endorsement by saying he “appreciates the gesture and is going to continue to focus on earning the endorsement of the voters in southern Wisconsin.”