Ryan: Trump Needs to Transition to ‘Inclusive Rhetoric’ for the General Election

Thursday in an interview with NPR’s Steve Inskeep, Speaker of the House Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) said he believed presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is “going to endeavor to try” to pivot to the general election.

When asked what Trump needs to change, Ryan said, “Well he and I have talked about this. I just think improving temperament and inclusive rhetoric, and an agenda that invites people into our party, is something that I think anybody going from a primary to a general election needs a transition.”

He continued, “What I think is necessary to have a national election worthy of being a majority party—we have to sell converts to conservatism. We have to go out and explain why our principles apply equally and universally to everyone and why our ideas are better than the alternative.”

Ryan added on Trump’s tone, “I believe he’s going to endeavor to try” to change.

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