Trump and Ryan Find Common Ground: BEAT HILLARY
Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump and Speaker of the House Paul Ryan met today to hash out their differences and make peace with each other after contentious statements that left them on opposite sides of an intraparty feud that erupted during the last stages of the primary race between Trump and Ted Cruz. After spending time together, and Trump meeting with other Congressional leaders, they issued a joint statement that didn’t end with Ryan endorsing Trump, but made clear that both men have a common enemy: Democrat challenger Hillary Clinton. To that end, they’ll be working together to build on the momentum that Trump established during his amazing upstart run in the primaries.
Here is the joint statement they released today:
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.
What do you think? Good start, or did the meetings fall flat? It sounds like they’re both willing to work together — which is exactly how Trump said he’d lead: through strong negotiating and bringing people to the table with him to get things done. Let us know what you think in the comments below!