Speaker Ryan: 'I'll do whatever' Trump wants when it comes to the convention

FILE - In this March 23, 2016, file photo, House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. Trying to win over conservatives, House Republicans are sweetening their budget proposal by putting several programs on the chopping block, including President Barack ObamaÂ?s health care law and tax credits for children of immigrants living in the country illegally. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

House Speaker Paul Ryan indicated Monday that he would step down as co-chairman of this summer's GOP convention if presumed nominee Donald Trump asked him to.

Speaking with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Ryan said he would "do whatever [Trump] wants with respect to the convention."

RELATED | Palin raps Ryan for withholding support for Donald Trump

As Politico noted, the admission comes "amid escalating tensions between the two men following the Speaker's decision to withhold support for the presumptive nominee."

Relations between the party's expected nominee and the House Speaker have been tense since Ryan said he was not yet ready to support Trump. Ryan's resistance has validated the rebellion of many GOP lawmakers, such as Jeb Bush and Lindsey Graham, who have continued to voice resistance amid calls to unite behind Trump.

RELATED | Trump fires back at Paul Ryan: 'not ready to support' Speaker's agenda

Trump and Ryan are expected to meet in Washington on Thursday, according to Politico.

"Thursday's meeting at the RNC is supposed to be a last-ditch effort to bring the two men together and unite the party before the general election," Politico reported.

RELATED | Priebus: 'I think there's work to do' on Trump, party tone

close video ad
Unmutetoggle ad audio on off