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Ryan on Trump: "a nominee who wants to work with us"

Thursday, July 07, 2016 - 00:37

House Speaker Paul Ryan was upbeat after a meeting with presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump saying, ''We clearly have a nominee who wants to work with us.'' Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: U.S. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan was upbeat after a meeting with presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and House Republicans on Capitol Hill, saying, "We clearly have a nominee who wants to work with us on moving this agenda forward." Trump faced a tough crowd when he met Republicans in Congress on Thursday but several lawmakers, including past critics, emerged from the closed-door meeting with encouraging words about their presumptive White House nominee. Republican aides cited good attendance from both houses of Congress at the two meetings, although some lawmakers made a point of staying away, citing previous commitments. Trump drew 41 of 54 Republican senators to the U.S. Senate meeting. At the first meeting, with members of the House of Representatives, Trump shared a hug with Ryan, a Republican who has often criticized Trump even while endorsing him, lawmakers said. They joked a bit about some of their past exchanges during an hour-long meeting, and Trump took questions.

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Ryan on Trump: "a nominee who wants to work with us"

Thursday, July 07, 2016 - 00:37