Donald Trump and Paul Ryan Issue Joint Statement Hailing ‘Great Conversion’

Trump RyanRepublican presidential candidate Donald Trump and Speaker of the House Paul Ryan issued a joint press release following their meeting Thursday that did not include an endorsement from Ryan, but did promise future meetings.

“The United States cannot afford another 40 years of the Obama White House, which is what Hillary Clinton represents,” the pair wrote. “That is why it’s critical that Republicans unite around our shared principles, advance a conservative agenda, and do all that 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 statement continues. “We will be having additional conversations, 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 is a very positive step towards unification,” they conclude.

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