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Presidential Election 2016

Donald Trump & Paul Ryan 'Totally Committed To Working Together'

Donald Trump Meets Paul Ryan Secret D.C. Meeting
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May 12 2016, Published 3:41 p.m. ET

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Donald Trump and Paul Ryan have settled their differences!

After the presumptive GOP nominee and House Speaker met today in Washington D.C., they released a statement announcing that they are "totally committed to working together" despite tensions in the past.

Ryan had previously stated his reluctance to support Trump as the Republican nominee. For his part, Trump insisted hat he was not ready to support Ryan's "agenda."

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But all is well now with the former foes, as both Trump and Ryan issued a joint statement asking 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," the duo said in a statement. "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."

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RNC chairman Reince Priebus even took to Twitter to write, "The meeting was great. It was a very positive step toward party unity."

Prior to Thursday's meeting, the two men had only met once backstage at a 2012 fundraising event for then-presidential candidate Mitt Romney, who now is one of the most vocal Trump detractors.

In a press conference after the meeting, Ryan said, "It's no secret that Donald Trump and I have had our differences."

However, he explained that policy diasgreements would always exist within the party, but that he and Trump discussed their core principles and that he was very "encouraged" with the meeting.



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