(CNN) – With fears across the GOP that the wheels are coming off Donald Trump’s campaign, the republican presidential nominee appears to be attempting a course correction.
For a candidate who rarely admits he makes a mistake, it may be the most un-Trump moment yet.
Just days after Donald Trump said he wasn’t ready to endorse Paul Ryan. The GOP nominee is changing his mind. He will back the house speaker in his reelection campaign.
The move comes after Trump gave his blessing to his running mate Mike Pence to get behind Ryan.
Trump exclaimed “he came to me, he called me the other day, and said, ‘do you mind?’ because he likes Paul Ryan. Paul Ryan’s a good guy, actually. Paul Ryan’s – nope – he’s a good guy.”
The change in course follows days of panic inside the GOP over Trump’s tanking poll numbers, concerns he could do serious damage to candidates down ballot.
Top republicans were furious that Trump appeared to be playing games and double crossing Ryan who had already endorsed him.
The speaker was barely containing his own feelings.
Paul Ryan says “Heck if I know Jay, I’m not going to try and psychoanalyze this stuff. So you know I’m just going to rise above this stuff, and I’m not going to get involved in some sort of petty back and forth, I see no purpose in doing that. I’m going to be me and do my thing.”
In another uncharacteristic move Trump has also walked back his claim that he had seen video of that u-s shipment of 400 million dollars to Iran
That happened around the time American hostages were freed from Tehran.
Even after his own staff was telling news outlets that Trump was mistaken he was repeating the claim.
Trump was quoted saying “You know it was interesting because a tape was made, right? You saw that? With the airplane coming in-nice plane-and the airplane coming in and the money coming off, I guess, right? That was given to us–has to be–by the Iranians.”
But in the morning, a correction in a Trump tweet:
The plane I saw on television was the hostage plane in Geneva, Switzerland, not the plane carrying 400 million dollars in cash going to Iran.
Democratic vice president pick Tim koine says there’s a pattern of confusion, saying, “It doesn’t exist. I– he might be thinking about Iran contra from, like, 35 years ago or something like this. He recently criticized me saying I was a bad governor of New Jersey, Tom Kean was governor of New Jersey 26 years ago.”
Also raising questions is Trump’s comment on whether he’s considering any women for his cabinet.
Trump apparently could only think of his daughter, telling a local station, “Well there are so many different ones to choose, I can tell you everybody would say — ‘put Ivanka in! Put Ivanka in! You know that, right?”
That prompted a zinger from Hillary Clinton, referencing 2012 GOP nominee Mitt Romney’s gaffe about binders full of women.
We know a guy with a binder, real Donald Trump. He might not take your calls, though.