Trump: Palin a 'free agent'
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Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpWarren: Dershowitz presentation 'nonsensical,' 'could not follow it' Bolton told Barr he was concerned Trump did favors for autocrats: report Dershowitz: Bolton allegations would not constitute impeachable offense MORE said Monday morning that he had nothing to do with Sarah Palin backing Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanThe Hill's Morning Report — Dems detail case to remove Trump for abuse of power Social security emerges as latest flash point in Biden-Sanders tussle Hill.TV's Saagar Enjeti rips Sanders for 'inability to actually fight with bad actors' in party MORE's (R-Wis.) primary opponent after the Speaker withheld his endorsement of the presumptive Republican presidential nominee.

"I have nothing to do with that. Sarah is very much a free agent," Trump said during a phone interview with Chris Cuomo on CNN's "New Day."
 
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"I didn't know about this until yesterday," Trump said, referring to Palin's announcement Sunday that she'd back Ryan's primary opponent, Paul Nehlen.
 
Palin said that Ryan made the wrong move by saying he wasn't ready to support Trump, a controversial businessman who has defeated more than a dozen Republican rivals.
 
“His political career is over but for a miracle, because he has so disrespected the American people,” Palin said of Ryan on CNN on Sunday morning.
 
Trump said he's "always liked" Ryan personally and was "blindsided" when the Speaker announced last week he wasn't yet ready to back him as the party's presumptive nominee.
 
Palin endorsed Trump in January and has repeatedly used her social media platforms to promote the businessman while going after his detractors.
 
Trump will meet with Ryan this week on Capitol Hill.