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Trump and Pence will meet Ryan on Thursday

Vice president-elect Mike Pence will take on a significant role in the transition for Donald Trump. | AP Photo

President-elect Donald Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence will meet with Speaker Paul Ryan on Thursday, the latest sign of a rapprochement between Trump and Ryan, according to Republican insiders.

The Trump-Pence-Ryan session is scheduled to take place at 12:30 p.m. at the Capitol Hill Club, following Trump’s visit to the White House to discuss the transition in power with President Barack Obama, GOP sources said.

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Pence is also expected to meet with Vice President Joe Biden, a senior Pence aide confirmed to POLITICO.

Trump and Ryan clashed repeatedly during the campaign over the GOP presidential candidate’s more inflammatory comments. And after the now infamous “Access Hollywood” tape was leaked in October, Ryan said he would not appear with or defend Trump.

Yet Ryan continued to endorse Trump and voted for him. Several top Republicans, including Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus, have lobbied Trump to soften his stance on Ryan, and so far, that effort seems to be working, the sources said.

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Pence, long a bridge builder to the Republican establishment and former Ryan colleague, will take on a significant role in the transition for Trump.

The Indiana governor will return to his home state after the meetings Thursday.

Source: POLITICO – TOP Stories

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