Today was the day presumptive nominee Donald Trump met with GOP heads and Speaker Paul Ryan about the unity of the Republican party. How did it all go? According to a report released just a few minutes ago, pretty darn well.
According to the report released immediately after the meeting, both sides found common ground, but they did realize that there are differences they need to work through. Though, in true politicla press release fashion, the words were overly peppy and optimistic.
Joint statement from House Speaker Paul Ryan and Donald Trump pic.twitter.com/qwG2NWSqv2
— Jamie Dupree (@jamiedupree) May 12, 2016
In case you cannot read that, here is the full text.
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.
All in all, I’m optimistic myself about this. If there is a potential common ground where both Trump and the GOP can meet and agree to drive forward together, there will be no stopping Trump’s assent to the White House. We’re all Republicans here, and if Trump’s influence of non-Washington elitism permeates into the GOP culture, I think this country will be #1 in every single category imaginable by the time Trump’s 8 years are up.