Donald Trump: ‘I Was Very Surprised’ By Paul Ryan’s Non-Endorsement

House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis. speaks to congressional interns on the state of American politics and the changing tenor of the current political discourse in the presidential race, Wednesday, March 23, 2016, on Capitol Hill in Washington.
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Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump tells Breitbart News Daily with SiriusXM host and Breitbart News Executive Chairman Stephen K. Bannon he was “surprised” by House Speaker Paul Ryan’s refusal to endorse him.

“I see that Darrell Issa endorsed yesterday, and Rick Perry endorsed. We had tremendous endorsements yesterday,” said Trump. “I guess John McCain endorsed, it looks like it. So many people endorsed yesterday, and then all of a sudden, out of the blue, comes this situation. I was actually very surprised by it, if you want to know the truth.”

Trump said he was puzzled by Ryan’s decision, and faulted him for acting against the expressed wishes of Republican voters.

“We had millions and millions of people that have voted in the Republican primaries, more than they had four years ago,” he observed. “It’s the talk of the world, in terms of political. Millions of people. And as you know, I set the all-time record for getting votes.”

“I like him,” Trump said of Ryan, “but the fact that he would do that – and he’s doing it under the banner of unity, when in actuality, that’s the opposite of unity.”

“I’ve also had many people say that I’m better off, but I don’t believe that,” he continued. “We should have unity. It would be better to have him.  It’s just too bad.  Many people think I’m better off.  Who knows?”

Trump said he was disappointed in Ryan, and surprised enough by his decision to ask for yesterday’s news bulletins to be read to him again.

“When they told me about it, I said give it to me again, I don’t really believe it. I was very surprised,” he recalled.  

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