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Trump Hits Back, Responds to Paul Ryan With Blunt Statement

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign stop at the Palladium at the Center for the Performing Arts on May 2, 2016 in Carmel, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Donald Trump returned fire to House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) Thursday afternoon, responding to the Wisconsin Republican announcement that he was not yet ready to back the billionaire's candidacy.

"I am not ready to support Speaker Ryan's agenda," Trump said in a statement. "Perhaps in the future we can work together and come to an agreement about what is best for the American people."

"They have been treated so badly for so long that it is about time for politicians to put them first!" the real estate mogul added.

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign stop at the Palladium at the Center for the Performing Arts on May 2, 2016 in Carmel, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Ryan, the highest-elected Republican in the country, had appeared on CNN earlier and was pressed by host Jake Tapper on whether he would support Trump, now the presumptive Republican nominee.

“I’m just not ready to do that at this point. I’m not there right now,” he said.

A spokesperson for Ryan's office was not immediately available to comment on Trump's latest statement.

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