Donald Trump and House Speaker Paul D. Ryan emerged from a meeting Thursday declaring the GOP is coming together, but lawmakers continued to resist the billionaire businessman’s unconventional agenda, and so far their main point of unity is a desire to beat Hillary Clinton in November.
The Trump-Ryan summit followed a bruising primary race in which the New York billionaire outlined policy positions and espoused controversial rhetoric that appealed to millions of GOP primary voters.
Mr. Ryan did not endorse Mr. Trump but said they reached common ground on key conservative principles — including their pro-life stance — that he said lay the groundwork for working together this fall.
“The question is: What is it that we need to do to unify the Republican Party and all strains of conservative wings in the party? We had a very good and encouraging, productive conversation on just how to do that,” Mr. Ryan said afterward.