House Speaker Paul Ryan is not taking questions from a friendly audience of Wisconsin business leaders even though his office originally said he would.
Ryan on Thursday gave a speech at the Waukesha County Business Alliance. He got a standing ovation on the way in, but left immediately after his remarks. His office had said in the original notice that he would take 30 minutes of questions. His campaign spokesman Zack Roday says he had to leave due to a tight schedule.
Ryan did not refer to Donald Trump by name during the speech, but instead bemoaned the lack of focus on issues Republicans want to talk about. He says, "Guess what? We are actually running on ideas in this election."
But he says you wouldn't know that from "all the mudslinging and the mess that's out there on TV."