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GOP chairman backs Trump, breaking with speaker

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WASHINGTON (AP) -

The Republican party chairman says he supports Donald Trump as the party's presidential nominee. Reince Priebus is breaking with House Speaker Paul Ryan, who said Thursday he's not ready to back Trump.

Priebus says he backs Trump even if he disagrees with ideas like banning Muslims from entering the U.S.

The chairman says a meeting next week will help the party start to unify behind Trump. He says Ryan is "just being honest," that Ryan is "not there yet, but he wants to get there."

Priebus says it will take some time for some people to work through their differences with Trump.

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