All of imperial Washington held it’s breath as presumptive GOP nominee made the trip to sin city to kiss the ring of big government Jesus Paul Ryan. The Speaker of the House and the esteemed leader of the Republican party had spat in Trump’s face last week after he emerged from the brutal primary scrum as the last man standing. Ryan’s rejection of the people’s choice earned accolades and scorn depending on which end of the food chain that one is on but the Ryan summit ended as it began with King Paul once again withholding his blessing of Trump’s candidacy.
As reported by ABC News “Paul Ryan Still Not Ready to Endorse Donald Trump After Meeting”:
Presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan described their meetings in Washington, D.C., today as a “positive step” toward unifying the Republican Party, even as Ryan again declined to endorse the New York billionaire.
The two men issued a joint statement calling for Republicans to “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,” Trump and Ryan said.
“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.
“This was our first meeting, but it was a very positive step toward unification.”
Trump tweeted after the meeting, saying things were “working out very well.”
But the face-to-face meeting did not result in an endorsement from Ryan, the nation’s top elected Republican official. Ryan, who said he was “encouraged” by their discussions, refrained from offering an endorsement of Trump when asked by ABC News’ Jonathan Karl.
“It’s very important that we don’t fake unifying, we don’t pretend unification, that we truly and actually unify so we are full strength in the fall,” Ryan said at a news conference after the meeting. “I don’t want us to have a fake unification process here.”
While Trump tried to be the gracious team player after the big pow wow, the arrogant Ryan tweeted out a picture of himself with children and the message “My most important meeting of the day”:
My most important meeting of the day. pic.twitter.com/pnhIRkLPq6
— Paul Ryan (@SpeakerRyan) May 12, 2016
Ryan will bury the hatchet alright, right between Trump’s shoulder blades.