Donald Trump to Meet With Senate GOP Leaders

Meeting will come late Thursday morning

John Barrasso, left, says he is focused on efforts to help Republicans maintain control of the Senate. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
John Barrasso, left, says he is focused on efforts to help Republicans maintain control of the Senate. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Posted May 9, 2016 at 6:42pm

Presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump’s tour of Capitol Hill will include a meeting with Senate Republican leadership on Thursday.  

A senior Senate Republican aide said the gathering with Senate GOP leaders is set for 11:45 a.m., Thursday. The presumptive nominee will also meet with Speaker Paul Ryan and House leadership that day.  

National Republican Senatorial Committee Chairman Roger Wicker, R-Miss., said Monday he is supporting Trump and dismissed questions that Trump’s nomination could cost votes for other Republicans on the ballot.  

“I really feel pretty good, actually,”  he said  

Trump could face some questions, though from senators, especially with recent remarks supporting a higher minimum wage and higher taxes on businesses.  

While forcefully defending Trump’s conservative credentials to reporters, Sen. Jeff Sessions of Alabama, an early Trump backer , said the presumptive GOP nominee was wrong to reverse his position and endorse a higher minimum wage.  


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