Presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump finally met with House Speaker Paul Ryan on Thursday morning at the headquarters of the Republican National Committee.
According to Conservative Tribune, RNC chair Reince Priebus indicated that the meeting went well. He tweeted afterwards, “The meeting was great. It was a very positive step toward party unity.”
Neither Trump nor Ryan took questions after the meeting, but they released the following statement:
“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.”
Joint statement from House Speaker Paul Ryan and Donald Trump pic.twitter.com/qwG2NWSqv2
— Jamie Dupree (@jamiedupree) May 12, 2016
This is great news for Republicans everywhere. We can only hope this marks the beginning of the GOP uniting behind Trump. It is now time to put all this nonsense behind us, and focus on making sure Hillary does NOT make it to the White House!