Paul Ryan booed at hometown Trump rally
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Speaker Paul RyanPaul RyanThis week: Congress awaits Comey testimony Trump administration faces decision on ObamaCare payments Outside money pours into marquee House race MORE received a mixed reception Tuesday at a Donald TrumpDonald TrumpIsraeli ad spoofs Trump after speech Podesta: Trump 'unfit' for office Ukrainian oligarch could be missing link in Trump-Russia probe 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 CruzGOP talks of narrowing ‘blue-slip’ rule for judges Abortion poses hurdle for Senate healthcare bill Senator's photo spurs caption contest MORE's wife.