Republican presidential nominee Donald TrumpDonald TrumpUN meeting with US, France canceled over scheduling issue Trump sues NYT, Mary Trump over story on tax history McConnell, Shelby offer government funding bill without debt ceiling MORE says he is "happy" with his refusal not to back Speaker Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanPaul Ryan researched narcissistic personality disorder after Trump win: book Paul Ryan says it's 'really clear' Biden won election: 'It was not rigged. It was not stolen' Democrats fret over Trump-district retirements ahead of midterms MORE (R-Wis.) in his primary race.
"No, I’m not concerned about anything. I think we’re gonna do really well," Trump told West Palm Beach CBS affiliate WPEC when asked about his refusal to support Ryan and any concerns about Republicans not backing the billionaire.
"I was very forthright when I said, when I made certain statements, and you know, I’m happy with them. We’ll see what happens, I think we’re going to do very well," Trump said.
Trump's comments Tuesday to The Washington Post, which included a refusal to back Ryan or Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainBiden steps onto global stage with high-stakes UN speech Biden falters in pledge to strengthen US alliances 20 years after 9/11, US foreign policy still struggles for balance MORE (R-Ariz.) for reelection and a swipe at vulnerable GOP senator Kelly AyotteKelly Ann AyottePoll: Potential Sununu-Hassan matchup in N.H. a dead heat Democrats facing tough reelections back bipartisan infrastructure deal Sununu seen as top recruit in GOP bid to reclaim Senate MORE (N.H.), sent ripples across the GOP, casting doubt on party unity weeks after the Republican National Convention.
The chairman of the Republican National Committee, Reince Priebus, was reportedly "apoplectic" over Trump's remarks. Trump's running mate, Mike PenceMichael (Mike) Richard PenceThe Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by Facebook - Dems attempt to tie government funding, Ida relief to debt limit Trump lawyer offered six-point plan for Pence to overturn election: book Poll: Trump dominates 2024 Republican primary field MORE, endorsed Ryan on Wednesday.
Trump also said in the WPEC interview that he should "probably" concentrate his attacks on Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonGOP political operatives indicted over illegal campaign contribution from Russian national in 2016 Clinton lawyer's indictment reveals 'bag of tricks' Attorney charged in Durham investigation pleads not guilty MORE, as Republicans have suggested after he's been at the center of a political firestorm over feuding unrelated to the Democratic nominee.
"Well I think that’s probably right. More focus on Hillary Clinton — she’s a disaster. So we’re going to focus more on Hillary Clinton, absolutely," Trump said.