House Speaker Paul Ryan and Donald Trump met for 45 minutes on Thursday and released a joint 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.
Speaker Ryan hasn’t endorsed Trump, but this statement sends a strong signal to #NeverTrump folks.
Sheriff David Clarke recently suggested that Republicans who don’t like Trump consider why their candidates didn’t strike a chord with the primary voters. Imagine four more years of an Obama-style White House with Hillary Clinton at the helm. He called it “political suicide” to sit out the November election because of Trump.
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