Former Vice President Dick Cheney offers support for The Donald
House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) announced he will meet with presumptive Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump next week.
Ryan will meet with Trump next week: pic.twitter.com/7EzLsTFU2r
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) May 6, 2016
I've invited @realDonaldTrump for a meeting with GOP leaders next week, and I look forward to the discussion.
— Paul Ryan (@PRyan) May 6, 2016
After they meet with the leadership, Speaker Ryan and Trump will gather privately with RNC chairman Reince Priebus.
“I think it’s going to work out,” said Priebus. “In some cases people are not going to be instantly on board, and I now that can be frustrating for some people. But i think everyone has to … allow a little bit of the steam to get out and get everybody settled down. And I think this is going to come together.”
The news comes only a day after Speaker Ryan told CNN’s Jake Tapper he cannot support Trump at this moment.
“I hope to though, and I want to,” he said on Tapper’s show The Lead. “But I think what is required is that we unify this party. And I think the bulk of the burden on unifying the party will have to come from our presumptive nominee.”
Trump fired back on Twitter.
“I am not ready to support Speaker Ryan’s agenda. Perhaps in the future we can work together and come to an agreement about what is best for the American people. They have been treated so badly for so long that it is about time for politicians to put them first!” he wrote.
2012 Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney and former Presidents George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush will not attend the RNC in Cleveland, OH. 1996 Republican presidential candidate Bob Dole said he will attend “briefly,” but only “to attend a lunch hosted by his law firm.”
Former Vice President Dick Cheney has announced his support for Trump. From CNN:
Former Vice President Dick Cheney will support Donald Trump, he told CNN Friday, an important move as the presumptive Republican nominee is encountering intense resistance from senior members of his own party.
Cheney told CNN Special Correspondent Jamie Gangel that he has always supported the GOP nominee and will do so this year as well.
Sen. Lindsay Graham (R-SC), who said he will sit out this election because he cannot vote for Trump or Democrat frontrunner Hillary Clinton, told CNN the endorsement shocked him.
“Dick Cheney’s a great man. We see the world a lot alike when it comes to foreign policy. I can understand when people want to support the nominee of the Republican Party. I would like to be able to do that, but I just can’t,” he remarked. “Maybe I’m the outlier here. Probably am. There’ll be Democrats who can’t support Hillary Clinton, and you know some of them will hold their nose and vote for her. Some of them will do it enthusiastically.”DONATE
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