Donald Trump, the presumptive GOP nominee for president, met with RNC chair Reince Priebus and Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, who is also the Republican convention chair, on Thursday morning. Due to protests, Trump had to enter through the back door of the building. The three were set to meet to attempt to reconcile differences after Ryan told a reporter last week that he was not yet ready to endorse or back Trump.
Following the meeting, Priebus took to Twitter to give feedback to the public as to how the meeting went down. Sadly, the people were not buying his positivity.
Desperate for GOP party unity, something that Trump at times has said he cares nothing about and doesn’t want. Priebus said this meeting was a great step towards achieving that.
The meeting was great. It was a very positive step toward party unity.
— Reince Priebus (@Reince) May 12, 2016
Despite the positivity from Priebus, there were no tweets on the matter from either Donald Trump, who uses Twitter to voice his opinion and thoughts on anything and everything, or Paul Ryan.
Perhaps that is why many people on Twitter didn’t seem to buy Priebus’s assessment of the meeting being a “positive step toward party unity.”
In fact, some Trump supporters indicated the only way the GOP could achieve “unity” is to kick Paul Ryan to the curb.
@Reince Paul Ryan needs to step down, then we will have party unity.
Paul "Omnibus" Ryan is the problem not the solution.
— John Gort (@JohnGort) May 12, 2016
— Lynn Starwalker (@LynnStarwalker) May 12, 2016
Others on Twitter figured the meeting “going well” would entail Priebus and Ryan bowing down to Trump.
@Reince Acquiescing to the reality TV shithead who beat you at your own game, you mean.
— Ken Lowery (@kenlowery) May 12, 2016
Another person warned Priebus not to trust anything Trump says in an attempt at “unity.”
— Mickey D (@waconia3) May 12, 2016
Donald Trump and Paul Ryan released a joint statement about their meeting and their vision and plans going forward.
“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.”
As of this moment, Ryan has still not endorsed Trump.