GREEN BAY, Wis. (CBSNewYork/AP) — House Speaker Paul Ryan says he doesn’t have a timeline for unifying behind presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.
During a news conference Saturday in Green Bay, Wisconsin, reporters asked Ryan whether he hopes to have party unity before the GOP convention in July. He says “this is a process, we still have some time to go.”
Ryan also says that Republicans are in the process of unifying while “Democrats are still ripping each other apart.”
Ryan says he and Trump will have policy disputes, “no two ways about it,” but that it’s important there be “real party unity, not pretend party unity.”
Ryan says that while there are questions about Republicans refusing to back Trump, “we’re really in the never Hillary camp.”
Ryan and Trump had a meeting on Capitol Hill last Thursday.
“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 statement, adding that they “remain confident there’s a great opportunity to unify our party and win this fall.”
According to CBS News, Trump has 1,133 of the 1,237 delegates needed for the nomination.
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