Exclusive: Trump On Meeting Ryan

BY EDWARD KLEIN/ May 10, 2016

If you’ve been following the media, you know there hasn’t been a face-off like the upcoming meeting between Donald Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan since the final battle between King Kong and Godzilla.

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Godzilla and King Kong in the Japanese sci-fi film.

If you recall, Ryan said he wasn’t ready yet to support Trump as the party’s nominee. Trump said, in effect, “Who needs you?” And the ensuing Trump-Ryan clash was portrayed as a Republican Armageddon—the destruction of the party as we know it.

But that’s not the way Trump sees it.

In an exclusive interview with Ed Klein Confidential, Trump said he believed everything was going to work out fine when he meets with the Republican leadership and Ryan in Washington this Thursday.


Donald Trump.

“I first thought I might be better off without Ryan and the support of the party,” Trump said. “I’ve done great as a rebel up to now with fantastic crowds everywhere, and for a time I was going to play the meeting in Washington as a rebel.

“But,” Trump continued, “being a rebel for a primary is fine. For the general

[election in November], it’s different. So I’ve decided that getting along is better. I think it will play well in Washington.”

Which brings us back to King Kong vs. Godzilla. You’ll recall that in the movie, they engage in an epic clash.

And they both survive.

By | 2017-10-02T12:23:58+00:00 May 10th, 2016|blog, Ed Klein Confidential|2 Comments

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  1. Dorothy B Leamon May 10, 2016 at 12:39 pm - Reply

    Edward, I hope you are correct.
    Working with Ryan is the better choice.The Party is made up of many Americans with various talents and backgrounds.
    Trump has the voice and votes from the citizen. The Snob group,Kristol,Romney,and the Bushes can do whatever.
    Some have not served the people, only themselves.


  2. Paul pessia May 10, 2016 at 2:39 pm - Reply

    Trump is making another smart decision [pivot]. Dumb like a fox, The Donald. He really needs party unity and support. I can see Ryan’s hesitance. I think he’d like to get some specifics,strategies, and a sense of direction.This is not a dress rehearsal. The show is on. Ryan knows Trump is the star. Unity is the key. Anybody but Hillary!!!!

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