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Trump ‘happy’ with refusal to back Ryan

Greg Nash
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump says he is “happy” with his refusal not to back Speaker Paul Ryan (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. 
 
{mosads}”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 McCain (R-Ariz.) for reelection and a swipe at vulnerable GOP senator Kelly Ayotte (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 Pence, endorsed Ryan on Wednesday.
 
Trump also said in the WPEC interview that he should “probably” concentrate his attacks on Hillary Clinton, 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. 
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