Ryan will skip chairing convention if Trump asks

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Ryan first made the comments to a home-town paper, telling the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, “He’s the nominee. I’ll do whatever he wants with respect to the convention.” The two are set to meet Thursday in Washington, after Ryan told CNN last week he was “just not ready” to throw support behind Trump, after rivals Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and Ohio Gov. John Kasich both suspended their campaigns making Trump the presumptive Republican nominee.

Ryan first made the comments to a home-town paper, telling the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, “He’s the nominee. I’ll do whatever he wants with respect to the convention.”

The two are set to meet Thursday in Washington, after Ryan told CNN last week he was “just not ready” to throw support behind Trump, after rivals Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and Ohio Gov. John Kasich both suspended their campaigns making Trump the presumptive Republican nominee.

Trump said the speaker’s comments “blindsided” him.

One of Trump’s highest profile surrogates, Sarah Palin, announced on Sunday that she would back Ryan’s primary challenger in Wisconsin.”I think Paul Ryan is soon to be ‘Cantored,’ as in Eric Cantor,” Palin said, referring to the former Republican House majority leader who was ousted in a shocking upset in his 2014 Virginia primary race.Asked about Palin’s comments on CNN, Trump called Palin “very much a free agent” and said he wasn’t aware of her plans to back Ryan’s opponent.

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