Speaker Paul RyanPaul RyanReid: Intelligence community should 'fake it' on Trump’s briefings Trump steals the spotlight at Democratic convention Spokesman denies that Trump invited Russia to hack Clinton MORE received a mixed reception Tuesday at a Donald TrumpDonald TrumpFULL SPEECH: Tim Kaine accepts Democratic VP nomination Trump campaign responds to Panetta speech Biden paints Trump as deadly choice for nation’s future MORE rally in Janesville, Wis., when the GOP front-runner mentioned his name.
"How do you like Paul Ryan? You like him?" Trump asked the crowd in Ryan's home of Janesville, Wis.
While some in the crowd cheered, a hearty boo took over the room.
"I was told to be nice to Paul Ryan. He's the speaker, he's a nice guy, he called me the other day, he was very nice.”
Surprised at the audience reaction, Trump asked the supporters whether they were Republicans and conservative. To both, the crowd cheered.
Trump made news with the decision to hold a rally in Ryan's hometown since the Speaker has repeatedly castigated him without explicitly mentioning his name. Last week, Ryan bashed the "ugliness" of the 2016 campaign just one day after Trump tweeted controversial comments about Ted CruzTed CruzGrassroots battling establishment on trade at conventions Fixing the disastrous nomination process Attacking Trump for the few sensible things he says is bad strategy MORE's wife.