Trump expected to endorse Ryan: report
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Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpThis week: House kicks off public phase of impeachment inquiry Impeachment week: Trump probe hits crucial point Judd Gregg: The big, big and bigger problem MORE plans on endorsing Rep. Paul RyanPaul Davis Ryan Retirees should say 'no thanks' to Romney's Social Security plan California Governor Newsom and family dress as 2020 Democrats for Halloween DC's liaison to rock 'n' roll MORE (R-Wis.) on Friday, days after declining to back the Speaker, Fox News reported.

The network said Trump will announce his support for Ryan at a campaign rally in Green Bay, Wis., citing two highly placed GOP sources.

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Trump on Tuesday declined to endorse Ryan ahead of his primary election next week.

“I like Paul, but these are horrible times for our country,” the GOP presidential nominee told The Washington Post. "We need very strong leadership. ... And I’m just not quite there yet. I’m not quite there yet.”

Trump's language was an apparent allusion to a May interview in which Ryan said he was not ready to back Trump for president right after he became the party's presumptive nominee.

“To be perfectly candid with you ... I’m just not ready to do that at this point,” the Speaker said at the time.

Trump’s refusal on Tuesday sparked backlash from top Republicans concerned about party unity heading into November.

His running mate, Mike PenceMichael (Mike) Richard PenceGiuliani associate says he sought to pressure Ukraine to investigate Bidens Key impeachment witnesses to know as public hearings begin Overnight Defense: Pentagon says Syrian oil revenue going to Kurdish forces | GOP chair accuses Dems of using Space Force as leverage in wall fight | Dems drop plans to seek Bolton testimony MORE, sought to ease tensions Wednesday by “strongly” endorsing Ryan.

Trump on Thursday called Ryan “a good guy,” adding that Pence had his blessing to support the Speaker.

Businessman Paul Nehlen is challenging Ryan in the GOP primary this Tuesday.