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Trump, Ryan in joint statement: We cannot afford another Democrat in the White House

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Paul_Ryan_by_Gage_Skidmore_3By all accounts, Donald Trump’s Capitol Hill meeting with House Speaker Paul Ryan went well. No, Ryan still declined to endorse Trump after the meeting, but he did release a joint statement with the presumptive Republican nominee warning voters that America can’t afford another four years of a Democratic White House:

Shortly after concluding a meeting on Capitol Hill Thursday, House Speaker Paul Ryan and presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump released a joint statement saying their conversation brings them closer to Republican Party unification and warned about the consequences of a Hillary Clinton presidency.

“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,” the statement reads. “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.”

Trump also met with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McMcConnell. Afterward, McConnell characterized the meeting as “constructive”:

McConnell and other members of his leadership team met with the GOP’s presumptive presidential nominee for about an hour at the National Republican Senatorial Committee headquarters in Washington, D.C., under a heavy police presence.

McConnell offered few details, but said steps were taken toward unifying the GOP.

“We had a very good, constructive meeting,” he told reporters.

Is the establishment turning a new leaf? Don’t hold your breath.

  • Stephen Moreland

    Why wouldn’t they play nice? They’re both elitist insiders. But their “playing nice” is a major indication that it will be business as usual if Trump is elected. Trump supporters think he’s an outsider, but he’s been part of the very system they think they’re voting against. Trump has bought and sold politicians for most of his 40 years in the public eye, a fact he himself admitted. I don’t trust Trump and I don’t trust Ryan. Ryan’s statement that they need to get along for the good of the GOP is truly an elitist statement if there ever was one. For him, maintaining the elitist power of the GOP is more important than the survival of this country or God-given rights of its citizens. It proves their guiding principle of party over the country. The country might go to hell, but we’ll keep the elites in control of the GOP.
    Trump may be a Republican in name, as he only joined the party in 2009. But he will govern more as a liberal than a conservative, or even a moderate. And Ryan’s OK with that. I am saddened by what they will do to America.

    • Kevin

      How about what another Clinton White House will do to America? By the way, just as I believe that Barry Obama was a worse president than Bill Clinton, I also believe Hillary Clinton would be a worse president than Obama. At least Bill was a personable, “nice guy” (unless of course you were unfortunate enough to have been raped by him – see Juanita Broaddrick), who just had trouble keeping his zipper zipped. Hillary is a lying, conniving, treasonous, power-hungry, Machiavellian tyrant with enormous lust for power, AND someone with absolutely no regard for National Security. But, in her early stages of senility, I’ve also heard rumors that she is “easily confused.” Who knows – I just wish Ronald Reagan was still alive and able to return to the White House. Reagan was the last really good president we’ve ever had.

      • Bud William

        How about Great President?

        • Kevin

          Yes, I couldn’t agree more! I would rank Reagan as the fifth greatest president of all time, simply because I think very highly of the four presidents already immortalized on Mt. Rushmore (Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, and Theodore Roosevelt). Ronaldus Maximus (as Rush Limbaugh sometimes refers to him) should be number five – if there was room.

  • dan9el

    Perhaps…’play nice’ means, ‘unification’.

  • Bud William

    We could do a lot better, if we got rid of some of the “Rhino’s” in Congress also.

    • Upaces

      Their OWNERS tell them how to vote.

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