Donald Trump endorses Paul Ryan, McCain and Ayotte

Donald Trump endorses Paul Ryan, McCain and Ayotte

Donald Trump has endorsed Senators Paul Ryan, John McCain and Kelly Ayotte despite suggesting earlier this week that he might not endorse the trio. Whilst endorsing Senator Paul Ryan, Trump described him as being ” a good man, and a good guy,” stating that while “We will have disagreements, but we will disagree as friends and never stop working together toward victory, and very importantly toward real change,” “So, in our shared mission to make America great again, I support and endorse our speaker of the House Paul Ryan.

Trump also affirmed that he holds Senator McCain “in the highest esteem” and further praised Senator Ayotte as “a rising star and will continue to represent the great people of New Hampshire so very well for a long long time,”

Trump’s current stance and endorsements will be certainly seen as a backtrack with the disparaging comments he had earlier made concerning the senators. But the endorsements will greatly enhance Trump’s chances as his earlier stance towards the trio hurt him with the party nationwide especially with his reluctance to endorse Ryan, an unprecedented move.

His poll numbers plummeted greatly in key states coupled with his criticism of the family of a Muslim U.S. Soldier who died a war hero, causing a backlash and doubts on the part of party faithfuls. There are increased concerns that Trump’s refusal to endorse Paul Ryan has cost the party a state that was once seen as a stronghold for the party.

 

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