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Thursday
May052016

House Speaker Paul Ryan Refuses to Endorse Donald Trump

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- Now that Donald Trump has all but clinched the Republican presidential nomination, House Speaker Paul Ryan is walking back from his previous position that he would support the eventual Republican nominee.

"I hope to support our nominee, I hope to support his candidacy going forward," Ryan said in an interview with CNN's Jake Tapper. "But right now...I’m just not there right now."

Ryan had repeatedly pledged to support the Republican nominee, telling reporters on March 1 that "my plan is to support the nominee."

Ryan said Trump needs to unite conservatives around shared values and principles before he can back the real estate mogul.

"I think he needs to do more to unify this party," Ryan said. "At this point I'm just not ready to jump in."

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