After Donald Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan met in Washington, D.C., they released the following 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.”
Ryan called the meeting a “positive step” but was quick to say he hasn’t endorsed Trump yet.
However, the billionaire mogul has the upper hand: the millions of voters who chose Trump want immigration enforcement and fair trade deals, both of which Ryan worked against.
In other words, if Trump needed the unpopular speaker’s endorsement during the campaign, it’s unlikely he’d be the presumptive nominee now.
“Nearly half of Republican voters disapprove of Paul Ryan’s performance as House Speaker, according to a new poll released Wednesday by Public Policy Polling,” The Hill reported. “Only 40 percent of GOP voters are happy with Ryan’s stint as Speaker so far, while 44 percent disapprove.”
“Those numbers worsen among all voters, with just 30 percent approval and 48 percent disapproval.”
Trump insider Roger Stone will reveal more about the meeting between Trump and Ryan on the Alex Jones Show Thursday, May 12.
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