US House Speaker Paul Ryan, the nation’s top elected Republican, told lawmakers Monday he will no longer “defend” or campaign with presidential nominee Donald Trump, focusing instead on maintaining his party’s majority in Congress.

But Ryan, who has had a testy relationship with the provocative billionaire from the start and has criticized him on numerous occasions, stopped short of rescinding his endorsement, according to a person who listened to the conference call.

Ryan “said he will not defend Trump or campaign with him for the next 30 days,” the source on the call said.

But a spokeswoman for Ryan, AshLee Strong, told reporters after the call that there was “no update in his position at this time” in terms of endorsing Trump.

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