GREEN BAY, Wisc. — Donald Trump on Friday offered an olive branch to the Republican Party, endorsing the three Republican lawmakers — House Speaker Paul Ryan, Arizona Sen. John McCain and New Hampshire Sen. Kelly Ayotte — that he had snubbed earlier in the week.
"We will have disagreements, but we will disagree as friends and never stop working together toward victory, and very importantly toward real change," Trump said. "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 a good guy," Trump said.
Trump also said he holds "in the highest esteem" McCain for his "service to our country in uniform and in public office," and offered his full support for the candidate, who's facing a primary challenge from the right and a competitive general election fight. Trump had previously dismissed McCain as a "loser" because he was captured and held in a Vietnam prison during the war, and this week refused to endorse him because he said McCain didn't treat veterans well.