Speaker Ryan on Donald Trump: ‘We Can Work Together’

Wednesday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) said he is sure he can work with Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump should he become president.

Ryan said, “I think we can work together…No matter who our nominee is going to be, I think we’re going to be able to work together quite well. The agenda I’ll give you quick is economic growth, patient-centered health care, moving from welfare to work and fighting poverty, fixing our national security and restoring the Constitution and self-government. Making government more accountable. These unify all Republicans, all conservatives and I believe are appealing to discerning Democrats and Independents. And so whoever our nominee is going to be I believe will be comfortable with those things. By the way, I’ve spoken to Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, John Kasich and they are all very understanding, familiar with and comfortable with where we are going. We decided last year before this got started this is what we were going to do. It’s one of the reasons why I took the job as speaker. This is where we’re going, this is what we’re going to communicate. It’s going to be an agenda, we’re going to give people a choice.”

He added, “I don’t think conventional wisdom works this time, this year anymore. the one thing we can predict is it’s op unpredictable. The way I look at elections, you always act as if everything is in doubt and in danger. Never rest on your laurels, never feel complacent or comfortable. The day you do that is the day you probably should lose. That is why I really do believe whoever our nominee is going to be, we are capable of unifying, providing a unifying front to the country and I think that’s going to be good for the House, good for the Senate and good for winning the White House.”

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