Donald Trump and Paul Ryan released a statement meant to signal unity on Thursday following a two-hour meeting on Capitol Hill.
The statement from the presumptive GOP nominee and House Speaker Ryan said the two had a “great conversation” and that they were honest about “few differences” during their meeting.
“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,” the statement said.
Ryan did not endorse Trump however, that was not unexpected as the Speaker had previously said an endorsement after the meeting was unlikely.
The statement focused on the general election and called for Republicans to unite to defeat the likely Democratic presidential nominee, Hillary Clinton, in the general election.
“The United States cannot afford another four years of the Obama White House, which is what Hillary Clinton represents,” it said. “That is why it’s critical 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.”