While America is being divided over the Trump nomination, even the political shakers and movers are finding disillusionment with Donald J. Trump as the assumptive nominee. After the meeting between Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House, and Donald Trump, nominee for 2016 Republican Presidential candidate. Ryan seems cautious at best with his lukewarm approval and discernment of the meeting.
Reprising comments from a day earlier, Ryan said: “This is a process. It takes a little time. You don’t put it together in 45 minutes. … I don’t want us to have a fake unification process here.” At the same time, Ryan said he was “very encouraged” and they are “planting the seeds” to get unified.
Trump had set up three meetings on Thursday, one with Reince Priebus, Chairman of the Republican party, along with Paul Ryan. Reince Priebus tweeted that the meeting was a success for the initial steps of party unity. Trump also met with several GOP house leaders, and finally meeting with Senate leader Mitch McConnell from KY.
“While we were honest about our few differences, we recognize that there are also many important areas of common ground,” Trump and Ryan said in a joint 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. … This was our first meeting, but it was a very positive step toward unification.”
Afterwards, Trump Tweeted:
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 12, 2016
Pro-Trump Rep. Chris Collins, R-N.Y., told Fox News he’s “baffled” by colleagues who won’t get behind Trump.
Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., not showing the same enthusiasm, said he’s among those “who would love to see [Trump] tone it down.”
On Wednesday, explaining his hesitation about outright endorsing Trump, Ryan said he wanted to pursue “real unification” among Republicans after a hotly contested primary campaign. “We cannot afford to lose this election to Hillary Clinton,” Ryan stated during a news conference Wednesday.
Wednesday, several political leaders had much to say concerning the meeting that was held today, with comments like:
“Donald Trump is unifying the party already,” said Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., Trump’s chief Washington ally. “The party is the people who vote.”
Another Trump supporter, Rep. John Fleming, R-La., predicted it was “very unlikely” that Ryan would not ultimately back the Republican nominee.
Some congressional Republicans have made clear that they would like to see Ryan come around to supporting Trump sooner rather than later.
Obviously, showing a concern for the party over morals, ethics, and values. Many showed their disdain for those who would not back Trump and had harsh words for the #nevertrump movement.
Not seeing a real Republican alternative, there were new signs on Capitol Hill that Trump’s conservative critics were beginning to fall in line.
“As a conservative, I cannot trust Donald Trump to do the right thing, but I can deeply trust Hillary Clinton to do the wrong thing every time,” said Rep. Trent Franks, R-Ariz., adding that he would vote for Trump if that’s the choice he has.
Rep. Raul Labrador, R-Idaho., said he will support Trump, although “I’m not enthusiastic about it.”
“He can get us enthusiastic if he comes to talk to us,” continued Labrador.
While we see holdouts like Mitt Romney, The Bush Family, and Ryan. All strong names in the public political arena, along with names like Bill Kristol, Editor of Weekly Standard, and Ben Sasse, Senator from Nebraska.
Still many questions must be answered by Donald J. Trump to gain the trust and support of the millions of #Nevertrump voters, but slowly the politicians are falling in line behind their GOP, whether it is best for the party, the Country, or their own constituents.Tags: Ben Sasse Donald Trump Jeff Sessions Mitch McConnell Paul Ryan Raul Labrador Trent Franks