Trump & Ryan Release Joint Statement On Meeting

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Donald Trump met with House Speaker Paul Ryan and RNC Chairman Reince Priebus Thursday morning, in an effort to establish a more unified Republican party heading into the general election.

A source who also attended the meeting reported that it was “very positive, and a good step toward achieving party unity.”

They released the following joint statement after today’s meeting:

“While we were honest about our few differences, we recognize that there are also many important areas of common ground,” the two said in a joint statement. “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. … This was our first meeting, but it was a very positive step toward unification.”

Ryan spoke about the meeting with Trump at a press conference afterwards.  He said “I was very encouraged by what I heard from Donald Trump today,” although he has not given his endorsement of Trump yet.

Reince Priebus also posted a Twitter message:





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