Paul Ryan booed at hometown Trump rally
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Speaker Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanThe Hill's Morning Report - Crunch time arrives for 2020 Dems with debates on deck Ocasio-Cortez calls out Steve King, Liz Cheney amid controversy over concentration camp remarks Democrats talk up tax credits to counter Trump law MORE received a mixed reception Tuesday at a Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpConway defends herself against Hatch Act allegations amid threat of subpoena How to defuse Gulf tensions and avoid war with Iran Trump says 'stubborn child' Fed 'blew it' by not cutting rates 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 Cruz Hickenlooper, Bennet bring deep ties to 2020 debate stage 2020 Democrat Bennet releases comprehensive government reform plan GOP frets about Trump's poll numbers MORE's wife.