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Paul Ryan Endorses Donald Trump For President

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Jun. 2 2016, Published 8:32 p.m. ET

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After weeks of feuding, reluctance, and reconciliation, Paul Ryan and Donald Trump are on good terms again after the house speaker revealed he would be voting for the presumptive GOP nominee.

Ryan announced the news on Thursday in a column for GazetteXtra, clearing up all speculation about whether or not he would vote for Trump.

"When Donald Trump became the Republican Party's presumptive nominee for president one month ago, many Republicans like me faced a big question," Ryan wrote.

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The current speaker of the house chronicled his thought process through the presidential campaign, and how he envisioned the future of the United States.

"It's no secret that Trump and I have our differences. I won't pretend otherwise. And when I feel the need to, I'll continue to speak my mind. But the reality is, on the issues that make up our agenda, we have more common ground than disagreement," he explained.

Ryan and Trump first sparred when the speaker announced that he was not "ready to endorse Trump." In return, Trump then claimed he was not ready to endorse Ryan's agenda.

One week later, the two met in DC to make amends, but although all reports said the meeting went well, Ryan still held back on an official endorsement — until now.

"Through these conversations, I feel confident he would help us turn the ideas in this agenda into laws to help improve people's lives. That's why I'll be voting for him this fall," Ryan wrote.

He insisted, "House Republicans are helping shape that Republican vision by offering a bold policy agenda, by offering a better way ahead. Donald Trump can help us make it a reality."

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