In an interview to be aired Sunday on ‘Meet The Press’ with Chuck Todd, Donald Trump said he was “blindsided” by House Speaker Paul Ryan’s announcement earlier this week that he was not yet ready to support the presumptive Republican nominee.
“Yeah, I was blindsided a little bit, because he spoke to me three weeks ago, and it was a very nice call, a very encouraging call,” Trump told NBC News’ Chuck Todd”
He called me, I think, to congratulate me about New York, ’cause I won by massive numbers.”
An excerpt of the interview was released late Saturday afternoon.
“But I have a nice relationship with him. And then all of a sudden, he gets on and he does this number. So I’m not exactly sure what he has in mind. But that’s OK,” Trump said.
Sarah Palin was interviewed on ‘State of the Union’ which also airs Sunday. In it, she told CNN’s Jake Tapper that she will work to defeat House Speaker Paul Ryan by backing his primary opponent in Wisconsin. She said,
“I think Paul Ryan is soon to be ‘Cantored,’ as in Eric Cantor. His political career is over but for a miracle because he has so disrespected the will of the people, and as the leader of the GOP, the convention, certainly he is to remain neutral, and for him to already come out and say who he will not support is not a wise decision of his.”
Palin was referring to the former Republican House majority leader who was surprisingly defeated in 2014 by Dave Brat in a Virginia primary.
Wisconsin businessman Paul Nehlen announced Tuesday that will challenge House Speaker Paul D. Ryan in the Republican primary, saying he’s “had it” with the speaker betraying conservatives.
Palin also stated that she felt supporting Trump would affect his bid for the 2020 presidency; which is foremost in his mind.
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