Paul Ryan booed at hometown Trump rally
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Speaker Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanThree-way clash set to dominate Democratic debate Krystal Ball touts Sanders odds in Texas Republicans pour cold water on Trump's term limit idea MORE received a mixed reception Tuesday at a Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpBusiness, ballots and battling opioids: Why the Universal Postal Union benefits the US Sanders supporters cry foul over Working Families endorsement of Warren California poll: Biden, Sanders lead Democratic field; Harris takes fifth 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 CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzProspects for Trump gun deal grow dimmer Ted Cruz knocks New York Times for 'stunning' correction on Kavanaugh report 2020 Democrats call for Kavanaugh to be impeached MORE's wife.