Donald Trump's Feud With Paul Ryan EXPLODES
Donald Trump doesn't care what the GOP establishment thinks! The presidential frontrunner brought his feud with Republican Speaker of the House Paul Ryan to another level Thursday, proving he won't pander to the party elite.
The trouble started on Thursday when Ryan was interviewed by CNN's Jake Tapper. Tapper asked the Wisconsin Republican if he would support Trump, since he is now the presumptive Republican nominee.
"I'm just not ready to do that at this point. I'm not there right now," Ryan said. He instead focused on a message of "unifying the party," rather than stating his explicit support for Trump.
But Trump was quick to fire back at Ryan. "I am not ready to support Speaker Ryan's agenda," he wrote in a statement on Thursday afternoon.
"Perhaps in the future we can work together and come to an agreement about what is best for the American people," Trump continued. "They have been treated so badly for so long that it is about time for politicians to put them first!"
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Trump told Fox News on Friday that he was "very, very surprised" at Ryan's comments, but that they didn't bother him.
"It's hard to believe," Trump said. "It doesn't bother me at all."
The billionaire also took to Twitter to call out Ryan. "So many great endorsements yesterday, except for Paul Ryan!" Trump tweeted.
He also blasted, "Paul Ryan said that I inherited something very special, the Republican Party. Wrong, I didn't inherit it, I won it with millions of voters!"
As this stage, Trump and Ryan may look to find peace as they plan to meet next week. Republican National Committee Chair Reince Priebus said he thinks "it's going to work out" and that everyone has to "allow a little bit of the steam to get out and get everybody settled down. And I think this is going to come together."
Indeed, Trump has a good history of finding a working relationship with his former nemeses: He and Megyn Kelly famously settled their spat last month.