Paul Ryan booed at hometown Trump rally
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Speaker Paul RyanPaul RyanOvernight Healthcare: Ryan says key ObamaCare payments will continue during House lawsuit White House invites House Intel Dem to view documents Tea Party leader ‘disgusted’ by Trump’s attack on Freedom Caucus MORE received a mixed reception Tuesday at a Donald TrumpDonald TrumpLiberals don't understand difference between news and opinion Rubio: Former campaign aides targeted by IP address in Russia Ivanka Trump will be an asset in her new role at the White House 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 CruzWith Freedom Caucus dig, Trump masters the media ... again Texas Dem targets Sen. Ted Cruz in 2018 What are 'religious liberty' bills really about? MORE's wife.