Ryan, Trump hail ‘positive step’ towards unity, defeating Clinton

The Speaker of the US House of Representatives Paul Ryan and presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump have described their meeting as a “positive step” toward unifying the Republican Party to defeat likely Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.

In a joint statement shortly after their highly-anticipated meeting in Washington, DC, on Thursday, Trump and Ryan called for Republicans to “unite around our shared principles, advance a conservative agenda and do all we can to win” the presidential election in November.

Despite differences of opinion about Trump in the party, Republicans are calling for unity to defeat Clinton.

Ryan and Trump echoed that view in their statement, saying “the US cannot afford another four years of the [President Barack] Obama White House, which is what Hillary Clinton represents.”

“With that focus, we had a great conversation this morning. While we were honest about our few differences, we recognize that there are…

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