Donald Trump has publicly backed House Speaker Paul Ryan days after snubbing him in a spat at the top of the Republican Party.
The Republican candidate shocked party members on August 2 when he refused to endorse Paul Ryan and Senator John McCain in their campaigns for re-election in November.
Paul Ryan, the GOP’s highest-ranking elected official, had himself long delayed endorsing Donald Trump.
“I support and endorse our Speaker… Paul Ryan,” Donald Trump said on August 5.
While they might “disagree on a couple of things”, they agreed on a lot as well, Donald Trump added.
The billionaire also endorsed Arizona Senator John McCain and New Hampshire Senator Kelly Ayotte.
In his earlier interview for the Washington Post, Donald Trump had said he was “just not quite there yet” when asked if he would endorse Paul Ryan and John McCain.
It was the same phrase used by Paul Ryan before he finally endorsed Donald Trump.
Paul Ryan and John McCain had both criticized Donald Trump’s attacks on the bereaved parents of Captain Humayun Khan killed in Iraq.
The Muslim soldier was killed by a car bomb in 2004 in Iraq at the age of 27.