House Speaker Paul Ryan and presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump released a joint statement after their meeting in Washington Thursday, calling it “a very positive step toward unification.”
“The United States cannot afford another four years of the Obama White House, which is what Hillary Clinton represents,” the statement said. “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.”
The two said they would have “additional discussions,” and that they were “totally committed to working together” to win in November.