Donald Trump and Paul Ryan Meet on Capitol Hill

Republican leadership met with the presumptive nominee to begin the process of uniting the party.
2:22 | 05/12/16

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And we begin tonight with that highly anticipated moment, the meeting between two political heavyweights. Donald Trump and house speaker Paul Ryan, who has said he is not ready to endorse trump. Trump with a wave as he arrived for the Washington meeting. Afterwards, speaker Paul Ryan revealing the mood of the meeting, but there was no photo released of the two together. Ryan saying they're still getting to know one another. No handshakes, no endorsement. And tonight, there is also news on trump and his proposed Muslim ban. ABC's Tom llamas outside the meeting in Washington. Reporter: He's railed against Washington for months. But today, Donald Trump came to capitol hill waving an olive branch, not a fist. I was very encouraged with what I heard from Donald Trump today. I do believe that we are now planting the seeds to get ourselves unified. Reporter: Ryan has strongly condemned one of trump's biggest campaign promises. A total and complete shutdown of muslims entering the united States until our country's representatives can figure out what the hell isoing on. Reporter: But now, it sounds like trump is softening. Just one day before meeting Ryan, calling the Muslim ban just a suggestion. It's a temporary ban, it hasn't been called for yet, nobody's done it, this is just a suggestion until we find out what's going on. Reporter: So, is Paul Ryan now sold on Donald Trump? ABC's Jon Karl asked him. Are you endorsing Donald Trump? If you're not, what is holding you back? And do you really have a choice? The process of unifying the republican party, which just finished a primary about a week ago, perhaps one of the most divisive primaries in memory, takes some time. Reporter: The trump motorcade now under way, headed to his next meeting, on schedule. Trump not stopping to talk to all the cameras. In fact, all day, not a word from the outspoken billionaire. Just this thumb's up and tweets. "Great day in D.C. With speaker Ryan and the republican leadership. Things working out really well." And Ryan himself seeming to acknowledge the irony of it all, tweeting a picture with schoolchildren, calling this his most important meeting of the day. And David, as for Hillary Clinton tonight, she's hitting trump, saying he's playing fast and loose when it comes to the Muslim ban and tweeting, he's trying to back pedal, don't let him. Tom llamas tonight. Tom, thank you. Let's get right to Jon Karl. And Paul Ryan says this is only the beginning. No endorsement yet. But we saw the battleground polls last night. Donald Trump actually leading Hillary Clinton in Ohio. Is there a risk for some republicans if they don't get behind trump? The Reporter: There is absolutely a risk, David, and Paul Ryan knows it. Virtually everybody I spoke to today expecting him to endorse Donald Trump, but this may take awhile. He cannot afford to be at war with his party's own presidential nominee. He made clear at the meeting today that trump must represent all republicans, including the many that voted against him, David. And he also made it clear this endorsement may come, but not any time soon. All right, Jon Karl with us, as well. Jon, thank you.

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