Speaker Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanJuan Williams: Pelosi shows her power Cheney takes shot at Trump: 'I like Republican presidents who win re-election' Cheney allies flock to her defense against Trump challenge MORE received a mixed reception Tuesday at a Donald TrumpDonald TrumpRobert Gates says 'extreme polarization' is the greatest threat to US democracy Cassidy says he won't vote for Trump if he runs in 2024 Schiff says holding Bannon in criminal contempt 'a way of getting people's attention' 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 CruzThe Memo: Conservatives change their tune on big government The CDC's Title 42 order fuels racism and undermines public health Ocasio-Cortez goes indoor skydiving for her birthday MORE's wife.