High-Ranking Republican Sen. John Thune: Paul Ryan-Donald Trump Meeting Is 'Really Important'

The Senate Republican hopes Thursday's meeting unites the pair.

He also said he hoped Trump’s meetings Thursday with House and Senate Republican leadership, including Ryan and his team, might lead to some reconciliation if not an outright endorsement.

“I think that their meeting tomorrow is going to be really important and hopefully somewhat determinative of what happens going forward,” he continued.

“It’s time to listen, time to talk, and work on ways to make sure that our nominee becomes the president of the United States in November,” he said.

“I just thought it would have been a better idea if he had embraced him,” Inhofe said Wednesday of Ryan’s reaction to Trump. “If we end up with a Republican president, and a Republican Congress, they’re going to be holding hands every day.”