Carson: Trump 'very pro-unity' in GOP
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Ben Carson said Wednesday that Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpButtigieg surges ahead of Iowa caucuses Biden leads among Latino Democrats in Texas, California Kavanaugh hailed by conservative gathering in first public speech since confirmation MORE wants the Republican Party to unify, even as the GOP nominee says he is not ready to endorse Speaker 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's reelection bid.

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“Well, he's very pro-unity in the party, and he will be obviously on board with Paul Ryan,” Carson said Wednesday on CNN.

“Paul Ryan is a tremendous guy. I have great respect for him, great intellect. Donald Trump understands that. And any little differences that they have will be resolved and there will be unity in the party.”

Trump is facing backlash after he declined Tuesday to endorse the Wisconsin Republican. The GOP nominee said he is "not quite there yet" on endorsing Ryan, echoing what Ryan said about Trump in May, before the Speaker endorsed him.

Trump also criticized Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCain2020 Democrats make play for veterans' votes The Memo: Democrats confront prospect of long primary Defending their honor as we hear their testimony MORE (R-Ariz.), saying McCain has not "done a good job for the vets."

On Wednesday, Trump's running mate, Indiana Gov. Mike PenceMichael (Mike) Richard PenceRNC to host winter meetings at Trump's Doral resort Two dead, at least four others hospitalized in Southern California high school shooting Human rights: Help or hindrance to toppling dictators? MORE, "strongly endorsed" Ryan, and called the Speaker a "strong conservative leader."

And Carson, one of Trump's former primary rivals, said the real estate mogul will eventually "be on board" with both Ryan and and McCain

“I don't think it's nearly as big a bombshell as people are making it out to be,” Carson said.

“You know, again, let's concentrate on the big issues, the things that really threaten this country, and as far as I'm concerned, they're not Republican or Democrat things. They are things that are going to affect the quality of life in this country for everybody.”