Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump endorsed three high-level Republicans, ending a week of speculation that he might not, citing that the party needed to unify before the election.n Trump started by endorsing House Leader Paul Ryan in Wisconsin saying:
"So, in our shared mission to make America great again, I support and endorse our Speaker of the House, Paul Ryan. He’s a good man and he’s a good guy and we may disagree on a couple of things but mostly we agree and we’re going to get it done and we’re going to do a lot of wonderful things" -Donald Trump
While Ryan is polling nearly 65% over his primary challenger, there was a small controversy when Trump praised his primary opponent and said he wasn't quite ready to endorse Ryan yet. However, the endorsement likely puts away rumors of a fragmented relationship between the two.
Trump also endorsed long-time Arizona senator and former Republican nominee John McCain saying:
"And while I’m at it, I hold in the highest esteem, Senator John McCain, for his service to our country in uniform and in public office and I fully support and endorse his reelection" -Donald Trump
McCain and Trump have had a very uneasy relationship, starting with when Trump criticizing McCain for being captured during the Vietnam War, saying he preferred the soldiers who got away. McCain subsequently strongly criticized Trump last week for attacking the parents of fallen soldier Humayan Khan. McCain has been in a tight battle to retain his Senate seat this election cycle, facing a strong primary battle.
Trump also stressed the need for all-around party unity so that his administration and the Republican Senate and Congress could work together and also endorsed Senator Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire, saying:
"She’s a rising star and will continue to represent the great people of New Hampshire so very well, for a long, long time."-Donald Trump