|Paul Ryan meets with Donald Trump.|
House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) met with Republican presumptive nominee Donald Trump today.
The two were feuding over Ryan's refusal to endorse the candidate. That set off a slew of controversy.
Many see this attempt to at least find common ground given the highly polarizing Republican primaries.
Trump is determined to win over the hearts of skeptical Republicans who fear that his rhetoric could doom their chances at winning the White House.
“The United States cannot afford another 40 years of the Obama White House, which is what Hillary Clinton represents,” the pair wrote. “That is why it’s critical that Republicans unite around our shared principles, advance a conservative agenda, and do all that 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,” the statement continues. “We will be having additional conversations, 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 is a very positive step towards unification,” they conclude.
The controversial media mogul has called for banning Muslims entering the United States. Trump has called immigrants, rapists, drug dealers and criminals. Trump has said that Mexico will be responsible for paying for the border wall that he promises to build.
Trump beaten 16 candidates in one of the most contentious Republican primaries ever.
Under the whem of Ryan's buddy, Republican chairman Reince Priebus, the two met for a few hours to discuss concerns about his campaign.
Trump also had to kick out a delegate who was a devout White extremists. William Johnson was chosen to be a California delegate for Trump. He made robocalls and even went forth to stump for Trump. It turns out that he's hoping that Trump could win so he can enact his hateful agenda.