Trump, seeking to end Republican row, backs House speaker

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump greets supporters during a campaign rally on August 1, 2016 in Mechanicsburg, PennsylvaniaDonald Trump has reversed course and endorsed House Speaker Paul Ryan for re-election, seeking to end deep divisions within the Republican Party and stem his presidential campaign’s bleeding after several self-inflicted wounds. Trump also threw his support behind Senator John McCain of Arizona and Senator Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire, two lawmakers facing tough re-election fights, as he pressed for party members to overcome differences. “In our shared mission to make America great again, I support and endorse our Speaker of the House Paul Ryan,” he said, to cheers from the Green Bay crowd.

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