Donald Trump endorsed House Speaker Paul Ryan Friday, answering a days-long question about whether he would get behind the re-election efforts of the GOP's most powerful member. He also said he would back Republican Sens. John McCain of Arizona and Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire for re-election.

"In our shared mission to make American great again, I support and endorse our Speaker of the House, Paul Ryan," Trump said at a campaign rally in Green Bay, Wisc. "He's a good man."

"And we may disagree on a couple of things, but mostly we agree. And we're going to get it done, and we're going to do a lot of wonderful – he's a good man!" he added.

"I hold in the highest esteem Sen. John McCain for his service to our country in uniform and in public office," Trump said. "And I fully support and endorse his re-election. … We'll work together."

"I also fully support and endorse Sen. Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire," he added. "Working hand-in-hand, we will grow our majority in the House and in the Senate. We need that. We got to get things done. Arm-in-arm, we will rescue the nation from the Obama/Clinton disaster."

Trump turned heads earlier this week when he said he wasn't ready to support Ryan, McCain or Ayotte.

"I like Paul, but these are horrible times for our country. We need very strong leadership. We need very, very strong leadership. And I'm just not quite there yet. I'm not quite there yet," the businessman had said in an interview with the Washington Post.

He also lauded the congressman's opponent, Paul Nehlen, for running a "very good campaign."

His remarks called back to May, when Ryan said he hadn't decided yet whether he could throw his support behind the GOP nominee.

"I'm just not ready to do that at this point. I'm not there right now," the speak said in an interview with CNN.

Ryan eventually endorsed Trump.

The brouhaha earlier this week about Trump declining to endorse Ryan was further confused by the presidential candidate's running mate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, breaking ranks and supporting the Wisconsin lawmaker.

"I strongly support Paul Ryan, strongly endorse his re-election," Trump's No. 2 said in an interview with Fox News. "He is a longtime friend. He's a strong conservative leader. I believe we need Paul Ryan in leadership in the Congress of the United States."

Trump said later that he gave Pence permission to endorse Ryan.

"So Mike called me and he said yesterday, 'Would you mind if I endorse? I won't do it if it causes any complications or problems. I would absolutely not do it,'" the GOP nominee told a crowd Thursday in Maine. Trump, adding that the House speaker is a "good guy, actually."

"I said, 'Mike, you like him?'" Trump said as he imitated a phone conversation. "'Yes.' 'Go ahead and do it, 100 percent.' And he endorsed him."