Trump, Ryan signal unity

by Ben Kamisar  |  published on May 12, 2016

Donald Trump and Paul Ryan on Thursday released a statement meant to signal their unity on Thursday following a two-hour meeting on Capitol Hill.

The statement from the presumptive GOP presidential nominee and House Speaker said the two had a “great conversation” and that they were honest over their “few differences” during two hours of meetings on Thursday.

“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,” the joint statement said.

It fell short of an endorsement of Trump by Ryan, but the Speaker in a press conference after the meeting said he was “very encouraged” by what he had heard from Trump, who described as a warm and generous person.

Ryan said it would be the first of a number of meetings, and that the two would get further into the “pollicy weeds” in the future.

  • Triple J Jackson

    Come on !!! This is a joke right? I swear this whole thing is like a Friggin game of survivor or something! What no one is saying is Trump has the V.P. spot still.
    I swear it’s like they are just carving big pieces of the pie.. Look Ryan My man will hook you up with a big cushy spot a big fat check book and a set of sweet wheels. And give you entertainment money too. Just stop sitting on that thumb. Is that plane enough for you.
    Damn now was that hard ?? Bwahaahaa!

  • SDofAZ

    Rat Ryan wants a seat somewhere in that presidency. I sincerely hope Trump has his number and is working the little weasel.

  • Saml31

    John, you said what I have been thinking, but laid it out so that even a Democrat/Socialist can understand it.

  • disqus_BAvz0LV7zw

    Trump and Speaker Ryan must unite. It is for the good of the country, the good of GOP. GOP need to take the WH, and Congress, both upper and lower chamber.
    They must identify all the issues that they agree with. Prioritize them
    Next identify all the issues they disagree with. Analyze each disagreement issues, the pros and cons. To solve this, Trump must move a little to the center, Ryan must move a little to the center, to meet each other. Both must give up those adverse effects to our country, to our party. Reach a tentative agreement and see the effects when started to implement. That way it would be a win-win situation.
    An effective leader does not need to be adamant and hard to deal with. An effective leader must be humble, to lead the party and the people. To move forward on behalf of the people they serve. An effective leader allows his followers to succeed and follow him. Then we will be all happy campers.
    Good luck Donald and Paul. May God bless you on this very difficult times. I care about both of you and our country as a whole. I’ll pray! Thank you.

    • John E Strom Jr.

      Agreed – BUT let’s primary Speaker Ryan so that he’s history. We have LOTS of politicians. They’re thick as fleas on a hound’s back. What we need are Patriots. Ryan is a politician.
      Those who can, support his challenger – Paul Nehlen who IS a patriot. He’s a Tea Party conservative and he’s being backed by Sarah Palin. 🙂
      Time for a LOT of weasels to be skinned and tacked to the side of the barn – including Paul Ryan, Kevin McCarthy, John McCain, Mitt Romney, Susan Collins, Ben Sasse, Lindsey Graham, Jeb Bush, Bush 41, Bush 43. That’s just a small sample of the people who need to be forever gone from the party. They don’t support Donald Trump then I don’t support them.

  • John E Strom Jr.

    I want to hear it out of Ryan’s mouth. I do NOT trust Paul Ryan. Help the guy challenging him – Paul Nehlen. Nehlen IS a patriot and is being backed by Sarah Palin. Throw him a few $$$ if you can. Time for Speaker Paul Ryan to be retired. Imagine – he’s been in the congress for 17 years and has gotten only THREE bills signed into law. Such important laws as levying an excise tax on arrows and naming a government building after a politician. Paul Ryan is as worthless as tits on a bull. Retire the bugger.

    • SDofAZ

      Agreed, anyone but Rat Ryan. Make him history.

    • HENRI


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