Donald Trump Fires Back at Paul Ryan Over Claim He ‘Inherits’ GOP: ‘Wrong…I Won It’

Billionaire takes issue with House Speaker’s statement he’s “not ready” to support presumptive GOP nominee

Last Updated: May 6, 2016 @ 9:09 AM

Donald Trump has fired back, again, at House Speaker Paul Ryan’s statement that he’s “not ready” to endorse the presumptive GOP nominee who “inherits something very special, that’s very special to a lot of us.”

“Paul Ryan said that I inherited something very special, the Republican Party. Wrong, I didn’t inherit it, I won it with millions of voters!,” Trump tweeted early Friday morning.

Ryan said Thursday he cannot yet support Trump’s presidential campaign, making him the highest-level GOP official to reject Trump since he became the last candidate standing in the party’s nominating contest.

“I’m just not ready to do that at this point. I’m not there right now,” Ryan told CNN’s  Jake Tapper. “I don’t want to underplay what he accomplished. But he also inherits something very special, that’s very special to a lot of us. This is the party of Lincoln and Reagan and Jack Kemp.”

Trump responded to Ryan late Thursday afternoon, saying in a statement that “I am not ready to support Speaker Ryan’s agenda. 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!”

Trump’s second response to Ryan came via Twitter, the same platform he also used to attack Hillary Clinton early this morning.