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Paul Ryan endorses Donald Trump

Speaker of the House Paul Ryan said Thursday that he will vote for Donald Trump. Ryan published the news in his hometown paper, Wisconsin's Gazette:

It's no secret that [Trump] and I have our differences. I won't pretend otherwise. And when I feel the need to, I'll continue to speak my mind. But the reality is, on the issues that make up our agenda, we have more common ground than disagreement.

For me, it's a question of how to move ahead on the ideas that I — and my House colleagues — have invested so much in through the years. It's not just a choice of two people, but of two visions for America. And House Republicans are helping shape that Republican vision by offering a bold policy agenda, by offering a better way ahead. [The Gazette]

Ryan has dragged his feet on making nice with Trump after criticizing him during the primaries. Ryan and Trump met on May 12, but at the time Ryan said it was too soon to offer an endorsement. But "through these conversations, I feel confident [Trump] would help us turn the ideas in this agenda into laws to help improve people's lives," Ryan wrote. "That's why I'll be voting for him this fall."