Trump says he wants House Speaker Ryan to chair Republican convention

US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump (left) and House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan.
US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump (left) and House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan. PHOTOS: AFP, EPA

WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - Mr Donald Trump, the presumptive US Republican presidential nominee, said on Tuesday (May 11) that he would like House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan to chair the party's July convention, Fox News Channel reported.

"He is a very good man. He wants what's good for the party and I think we're going to have very positive results. I'd love frankly for him to stay and be chairman," Mr Trump said of Mr Ryan in an interview with Fox, according to excerpts released by the television channel.

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