Report: Ryan close to endorsing Trump
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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 appears to be close to endorsing presumptive GOP presidential nominee 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, according to a Bloomberg Politics report.


Ryan is telling confidants he wants to end his standoff with Trump in part because of concerns their split has made intraparty fighting worse.

Top Trump aide Paul Manafort told some Republican lawmakers he expects Ryan to endorse as early as this week, though aides to the Speaker say nothing has been decided about a possible endorsement yet.

Earlier this month, Ryan met with Trump after saying he wasn't yet ready to endorse the presumptive Republican nominee and indicated he would continue calling out the businessman, telling Politico, “I've done that in the past, and I will do that in future if need be, and I hope it’s not necessary.”

Ryan has previously condemned Trump's proposal to temporarily ban Muslims from the U.S., swiped at the businessman for not forcefully disavowing support from a former Ku Klux Klan leader and called on Trump during the primary to control violence at his rallies. 

"I feel that I can play a role in unifying. I don't want to see our party divided," Ryan said Monday in an interview with Politico. "The people in the primaries are speaking."