Paul Ryan says he's not ready to endorse Trump: 'I'm not there right now'
Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) speaks to CNN on March 5, 2014. [CNN]

U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan said on Thursday he is not ready to support or endorse Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.

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

Ryan, who added he hoped to support Trump's candidacy, was making his first public comments since Trump's Republican primary rivals dropped out of the race for the White House this week.

(Reporting by Mohammad Zargham and Susan Cornwell; Writing by Eric Walsh; Editing by James Dalgleish)