Donald Trump and Paul Ryan met today in Washington D.C. and things went well—the meeting was great, and they both walked away feeling good about things. Why, did someone say differently?
The meeting was great. It was a very positive step toward party unity.— Reince Priebus (@Reince) May 12, 2016
Source in Ryan/Trump mtg describes it as positive & a "good step toward party unity." Ryan laid out some GOP policy ideas to Trump— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) May 12, 2016
The AP reports Trump actually had a series of meetings this morning, first with GOP chairman Reince Priebus and Ryan, and then with GOP leaders including Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Whip Steve Scalise. According to The Politico’s Burgess Everett, the senior officials arrived at the meeting about thirty minutes after Trump.
Immediately afterwards, Ryan and Trump released a measured joint statement calling the meeting a “very positive step toward unification,” in case you were wondering which man didn’t write it:
“The United States cannot afford another four years of the Obama White House, which is what Hillary Clinton represents. That is why it’s critical that Republicans unite around our shared principles, advance a conservative agenda, and do all we can to win this fall. With that focus, we had a great conversation this morning. While we were honest about our few differences, we recognize that there are also many important areas of common ground. We will be having additional discussions, but remain confident there’s a great opportunity to unify our party and win this fall, and we are totally committed to working together to achieve that goal. We are extremely proud of the fact that many millions of new voters have entered the primary system, far more than ever before in the Republican Party’s history. This was our first meeting, but it was a very positive step toward unification.”
In the meantime, Ryan continues to not endorse Trump. Everything is great!