In Wake Of FBI/Hillary Scandal, 200 House Republicans Show Up To Meet Donald Trump

He preached unity and bashed both Hillary and Bill Clinton. Trump referred to Bill Clinton's meeting with Attorney General Loretta Lynch just as the Justice Department was winding down its investigation of Hillary Clinton's email practice as "Tarmac-gate," adding that it shows the Clintons' "poor judgment." And he seemed willing to work with rank-and-file Republicans on their policy agenda.

House Republicans came face-to-face Thursday morning for the first time with Donald Trump. And most seemed to like what they saw.

With Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus in attendance, the billionaire real estate tycoon met with the full House GOP conference at RNC headquarters. Rank-and-file Republicans are trying to suppress their displeasure with his controversial campaign and rally behind Trump before the GOP convention this month.

GOP sources say there was a “full house” for the meeting, with at least 200 lawmakers attending. Conservative CNBC commentator Larry Kudlow introduced Trump.

A mostly restrained, deferential Trump hit on a number of safe Republican themes during his speech: tax reform, protecting the 2nd Amendment, repealing Obamacare, and the likelihood the next president will determine the balance of power on the Supreme Court. He preached unity and bashed both Hillary and Bill Clinton. Trump referred to Bill Clinton’s meeting with Attorney General Loretta Lynch just as the Justice Department was winding down its investigation of Hillary Clinton’s email practice as “Tarmac-gate,” adding that it shows the Clintons’ “poor judgment.” And he seemed willing to work with rank-and-file Republicans on their policy agenda.

Trump and Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), who has clashed openly with Trump on several issues, even joked about their differences in opinion.

Yet Trump also strayed into an area that Republicans didn’t like, raising the issue of his public praise for the late Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein for killing terrorists. Trump blamed the media for taking his remarks out of context, and he warned the lawmakers to be careful in speaking to reporters, which made some of the lawmakers in attendance laugh.

Trump was also asked about his comments raising concerns about a federal judge overseeing the Trump University lawsuit case. Trump responded that “The Hispanics love me!”

Rep. Scott DesJarlais (R-Tenn.), a Trump backer, said the session helped the House GOP Conference begin to unite, and he predicted more lawmakers would go public in their support for the presumptive nominee.

“We realize not everybody got their candidate. And we realize it’s slow wounds to heal. But I think it’s healing,” DesJarlais said. “By the convention, you will see a big uptick for Trump.”

Party leaders offered praised for Trump following the members-only session.

GOP Conference Chairwoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (Wash.) released a statement calling the meeting “a productive opportunity for Mr. Trump and House Republicans to unify around their shared goal for November: bringing new leadership to the White House and doing all we can to defeat Hillary Clinton.

She said Trump took questions from about 20 lawmakers over roughly 40 minutes. “For many, it was their first introduction, and it was a positive step toward winning in the fall,” McMorris Rodgers said. source


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  • Tober

    The next Clinton scandal (barring one doesn’t pop up between now in November),

    …Voting Machine-gate.

    They Clintons are out to steal the election. And, it will take an UNPRECEDENTED DETERMINATION by the everyday, ordinary citizens of this country to FIGHT for this nation that many take for granted.

    The USA didn’t just “happen”. Ask The Great Generation what the real world is like. Because, Boomers to Millennials, they have no idea in general. And, this nation is going to be finding out, very possible within one or two terms of the next POTUS, how much damage has been done with Obama.

    Make no mistake about it, the election is a going to be crooked coast-to-coast voting day.

  • Trump will restore America!!i love him!! He is America’s hope!!!

    • kelliepage

      I feel the same way, Patricia, but I’m afraid Tober is onto something. Voting Machine-gate is our newest worry at this time, when it seems Hillary can commit any crime and get away with it. If she wins and it’s found she cheated on a massive scale, the Justice Department has proven they’ll wave it off. She’s untouchable…and now she’s braver than ever!

      • shosh7154

        She is going to be the next president of the United States.




    They had better get behind him, put aside their political correctness they criticize democrats for or they might as well just hand the presidency to Clinton. Trump isn’t perfect, no one is except for Almighty God. He’s never ran for politics before, that is why a lot of Americans like him, he speaks from his heart whether right or wrong and most of the time the media just takes out of context what Trump says, he shouldn’t answer their off the cuff questions, he should tell them he’ll address that soon and walk away,jmo. He does better w/out a teleprompter. I pray Trump can win and do some good for America but he is not my hope and never will be! I hope and pray God gives Trump the wisdom needed to turn things around in the best way he can for the sake of those who haven’t come to Christ yet. My only hope and salvation is in Christ Jesus, He alone will make things right when He creates a new heavens and earth and throws all that are vile into the pit with their master they’ve chosen, satan, liar in chief.
    Jeremiah 17:5-8 vs5 Thus saith the LORD; Cursed be the man that trusteth in man, and maketh flesh his arm, and whose heart departeth from the LORD.LORD. 6 For he shall be like the heath in the desert, and shall not see when good cometh; but shall inhabit the parched places in the wilderness, in a salt land and not inhabited. 7 Blessed is the man that trusteth in the LORD, and whose hope the LORD is. 8 For he shall be as a tree planted by the waters, and that spreadeth out her roots by the river, and shall not see when heat cometh, but her leaf shall be green; and shall not be careful in the year of drought, neither shall cease from yielding fruit.

    • DeniseC

      Grace, the first thing that came to my mind is that, after Hillary smugly getting out of another crime, the people are fed up and ready to clean House & Senate come November. Most of them probably wouldn’t care if Hillary got the presidency—look how Mitch McConnell praised her!—but they DO care about their jobs and lifetime benefits. I hope Trump is smart enough not to give any of the johnny-come-latelys a cabinet position if he does win in spite of all the strings being pulled for Hellery Rathome Cankles in the background.

      P.S. No box to check for follow-ups on this thread—only notify for new posts.

      • DeniseC

        I guess it worked anyway.

  • Larry/vietnamvet1971

    with the up ROAR and silliness in backing Trump these RINO’s and other Repukes have given the American people doubt about Trump and have hurt his chances ALL because they know he is going to break up their little Go along to Get along good ole Boys club and they do not want to share or have Him tell them he does not OWE them a favor and can ignore them…( they should be trained by NOW obama has told them he didn’t need them.)

  • adam harris

    God knows!! [Book of Daniel & Jeremiah], but if Trump wins ALL christians that arent at the mature/complete stage which is most likely only 5% of america (1John,etc) need to examine and test themselves (Corinthians) while theres, (I put no hope in any man Book of Jeremiah), a pause in the darkness surge of the land of plumed serpent(aka america,origin of the name). before we get some body worse in the next elections…use that time to prepare spirtually(Book of Timothy).

  • Sue

    The Clintons: reminds me of the verse of Revelation 6:8

    And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him.

  • MaryAnn

    Former Presidents Act.mhtml concealment removal


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