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Donald Trump says Paul Ryan shouldn't fight GOP nominee

Posted at 1:52 PM, Oct 10, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-10 13:52:17-04

WASHINGTON (AP) --  The Republican presidential nominee is lashing out at the Republican Party's top elected official.

Donald Trump tweeted Monday afternoon that House Speaker Paul Ryan "should spend more time on balancing the budget, jobs and illegal immigration and not waste his time on fighting Republican nominee."

Trump's comments were in response to Ryan's remarks in a conference call with Republican lawmakers that he won't defend Trump and will spend the next month defending his party's House majority.

Ryan told Republicans he's now focused on ensuring Hillary Clinton doesn't get a blank check as president with a Democratic-controlled Congress.