WASHINGTON D.C. May 12, 2016— Donald J. Trump and House Speaker Paul D. Ryan met today in hopes of moving forward to unite the GOP and to settle differences between them that led to their political standoff earlier this week, when Ryan indicated that he was not ready to support Trump.
Mr. Trump made his way around Capital Hill today, meeting with eleven Republican lawmakers who are needlessly concerned about the direction of Trump’s presidential campaign.
After meeting with Donald Trump today, Mr. Ryan reserved his ticket to board the Trump Train and praised Trump, calling him, “warm and genuine,” and declared that a process of mutually getting their act together reconciliation was underway.
Mr. Trump agreed to reconsider his plans to remove Ryan as the chairman of the Republican nominating convention, and agreed to consider helping G.O.P. candidates running for the House and the Senate.
Mr. Trump realizes that his policies – the American public’s policies are not inline with many of the Republican congressional leaders.
Ryan try to shovel some BS at Trump privately stating ridiculously that many voters opposed him in the primaries, and in a separate meeting with senators, several lawmakers asininely begged Mr. Trump to moderate his firm commitment to his supporters, on immigration.
However, Ryan agreeing to work with Trump to unify the party is a remarkable turnaround. Less than a week ago Ryan pathetically announced to the press that he was “just not ready to support”
Mr. Trump. (Trump responded at the time by saying he was “not ready to support Speaker Ryan’s agenda.”)
Mr. Ryan, obviously realizing that no one is gong to derail the Trump Train, decided that embracing Mr. Trump is the GOP’s best offense to send Hillary Clinton back to whatever hole she slithered out of.
“Going forward, we’re going to go a little deeper in the policy weeds to make sure we have a better understanding of one another. It was important that we discussed our differences that we have,” Mr. Ryan said in a news conference. “But it was also important that we discuss the core principles that tie us together.”
Mr. Trump also met with the broader House leadership team and with Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the majority leader, and his leadership team, a meeting the Trump team had requested.
In wide-ranging discussions that touched on trade, abortion, Supreme Court justices and tax policy, several lawmakers said, they stressed to Mr. Trump the need to have a unified policy agenda and made gentle suggestions on how to modulate his tone, to recapture the White House and to prevent damage to Republican candidates down the ballot.
On matters of immigration, in particular, Mr. Trump was told, “There is a way to talk about issues that people don’t find offensive,” Senator John Cornyn of Texas said.
Mr. Ryan and Mr. Trump met at the Republican National Committee for 45 minutes on Thursday morning, with Reince Priebus, the committee’s chairman, as their chaperone.
“Donald Trump and I have had our differences — we talked about those differences today,” Mr. Ryan said, adding, “I do believe that we are now planting the seeds to get ourselves unified.”
Mr. Ryan, along with other Republicans who sounded even more won over by Mr. Trump on Thursday, are all looking forward to getting on board the Trump Train and working together to kick Crooked Hillary in her fat posterior.
“I totally endorse him,” said Senator Orrin G. Hatch of Utah, where Mr. Trump is viewed largely unfavorably. “Judge him by his children,” Mr. Hatch said, noting that Mr. Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, attended the meeting with senators. The focus of the agenda, Mr. Hatch said, was trade, tax policy and immigration, adding that Mr. Trump largely listened.
Ryan’s praise today of Trump will definitely help ease the friction between Trump and some asinine old GOP fossils and perhaps to buy the speaker and his conference some time as they decide how to work best with Trump.
Conflicting forces have tugged at = Ryan since Trump knocked of 17 of some of the best talent the GOP could find to run in the primaries. Within the Republican conference, there is a growing group of lawmakers who have endorsed Trump, but also a number of Republicans in difficult re-election races who want the freedom to break openly with their party’s candidate for president.
An opposition to Mr. Trump runs high among special interest groups supportive of Mr. Ryan propounding their agenda.
The next step, Ryan said, would be to “go deeper into the policy areas” where there may be disagreements between congressional Republicans and Trump.
Trump’s trip to Washington D.C. today was a very nice gesture by Trump to let Ryan and GOP know that they need to either get on board the Trump Train or clean out their desks in anticipation of a plentitude of pink slips issued on Trump’s first day as President.
A JOINT STATEMENT FROM HOUSE SPEAKER PAUL RYAN AND DONALD J. TRUMP
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.