On Thursday, House Speaker Paul D. Ryan, R-Wis., emerged from what he called a "great conversation" with presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump that served as "a very positive step toward unification." He admitted, however, that there was no way they could possibly overcome their disagreements in just 45 minutes and that it was important they be really unified, not fake-unified.
What follows are, doubtless, excerpts from the meeting.
In the middle of the night Paul Ryan awoke in his cell in a cold sweat, screaming about principles. The guards opened the door.
"Paul," Reince Priebus asked him, very gently, as they led him down the long hallway of the Ministry of Truth, "what are your true feelings about Donald Trump?"