Trump: Palin a 'free agent'
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Donald TrumpDonald TrumpStowaway found in landing gear of plane after flight from Guatemala to Miami Kushner looking to Middle East for investors in new firm: report GOP eyes booting Democrats from seats if House flips MORE said Monday morning that he had nothing to do with Sarah Palin backing Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanNo time for the timid: The dual threats of progressives and Trump Juan Williams: Pelosi shows her power Cheney takes shot at Trump: 'I like Republican presidents who win re-election' 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.