Carson: Trump 'very pro-unity' in GOP
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Ben Carson said Wednesday that Donald TrumpDonald TrumpGiuliani used provisional ballot to vote in 2020 election, same method he disparaged in fighting to overturn results Trump gets lowest job approval rating in final days as president Fox News' DC managing editor Bill Sammon to retire MORE wants the Republican Party to unify, even as the GOP nominee says he is not ready to endorse Speaker Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanRevising the pardon power — let the Speaker and Congress have voices Paul Ryan will attend Biden's inauguration COVID-19 relief bill: A promising first act for immigration reform MORE's reelection bid.


“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 McCainWhat to watch for in Biden Defense pick's confirmation hearing The best way to handle veterans, active-duty military that participated in Capitol riot Cindy McCain on possible GOP censure: 'I think I'm going to make T-shirts' 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 PenceGOP senators wrestle with purging Trump from party Video from inside Capitol siege shows rioters confronting police, rifling through Senate desks Author: Meadows is history's worst White House chief of staff 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.”