Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus is furious with Donald TrumpDonald TrumpDeputy AG: DOJ investigating fake Trump electors Former Boston Red Sox star David Ortiz elected to Baseball Hall of Fame Overnight Health Care — Senators unveil pandemic prep overhaul MORE's refusal to endorse House Speaker Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanHow Kevin McCarthy sold his soul to Donald Trump On The Trail: Retirements offer window into House Democratic mood Stopping the next insurrection MORE (R-Wis.) or Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainBiden's year two won't be about bipartisanship Biden: A good coach knows when to change up the team These Senate seats are up for election in 2022 MORE (R-Ariz.), NBC News reported.
Priebus is “apoplectic” over Trump’s remarks and called campaign chairman Paul Manafort and other top staffers to voice his “extreme displeasure,” NBC reported, citing a source in the GOP.
Trump said in an interview with The Washington Post on Tuesday that he is "not quite there yet" in terms of endorsing Ryan. The terminology echoed what Ryan said of Trump in May, before the Speaker relented and endorsed Trump for president.
He also tweeted praise of Ryan’s primary opponent, Paul Nehlen, on Monday.
Priebus and Ryan have deep connections going back to their days in Wisconsin state politics.
Trump also sharply criticized McCain, who is facing a tough primary challenge, as well as Sen. Kelly AyotteKelly Ann AyotteThese Senate seats are up for election in 2022 Biden's FDA nominee advances through key Senate committee The 10 races that will decide the Senate majority MORE (R-N.H.), who is in a tight general election battle.