- Associated Press - Thursday, October 13, 2016

BROOKFIELD, Wisconsin (AP) - House Speaker Paul Ryan is getting a standing ovation at a business group event in conservative southeastern Wisconsin.

Ryan was the keynote speaker Thursday at the Waukesha County Business Alliance event. He was heckled by angry Donald Trump supporters Saturday at what was supposed to be a Republican unity rally in his congressional district.

Ryan jokes Thursday, “Not much going on these days. Not much to talk about.”

Ryan on Monday told House members he would no longer defend or campaign for Trump. Since then, he’s mostly been holding private meetings in his congressional district.

But on Thursday he promised to take questions from the business leaders. Ryan says he wanted to have a discussion on ideas and not “all the mudslinging and the mess that’s out there on TV.”

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