Trump Gets Good Reception From House GOP’s

Trump to meet with smaller group on Senators in DC


WASHINGTON – With just two weeks to go before the Republican National Convention takes place in Cleveland the party’s presumptive nominee Donald Trump came to Capitol Hill for some very important meetings. He just finished talking with the House Republicans, where Trump to do damage control, blasting the “disingenuous” media for reporting that he praised former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein at a rally this week.

Most of the entire Florida delegation of Republican members of Congress were on hand to hear Trump speak.

“I said, ‘Hussein was a very, very bad man, but the one thing he did very well was kill terrorists,'” Trump told a standing room only crowd of nearly 200 House Republicans at the Capitol Hill Club.

“The next day a wake up to headlines that say “Trump praises Hussein. The media is totally disingenuous,” Trump said at the closed-door meeting. The Hill newspaper reported that the meeting seemed congenial.

Trump, accompanied by his daughter and close adviser, Ivanka Trump, arrived to the meeting about 20 minutes late.

But he received two standing ovations — once when he arrived and later when CNBC’s Larry Kudlow introduced him

Trump will meet with Senate Republicans after the session with House Republicans.

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The meetings come as some Republicans worry that having Trump at the top of the ticket could hurt their efforts to keep the Senate majority. Some Republicans were expected to skip the Trump meetings, though hundreds of House Republicans appeared to be in attendance.

Trump is seeking to unify a Republican Party less than two weeks before its nominating convention in Cleveland.

In his brief opening remarks, Trump boasted that he raised more than $50 million last quarter, and touched on the Second Amendment, building a strong military and securing the border, sources said.

He also offered praise for Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus, who was in the room. And he talked about the need to win the White House so conservatives don’t lose the Supreme Court.

Jim Williams is the Washington Bureau Chief, Digital Director as well as the Director of Special Projects for Genesis Communications. He is starting his third year as part of the team. This is Williams 40th year in the media business, and in that time he has served in a number of capacities. He is a seven time Emmy Award winning television producer, director, writer and executive. He has developed four regional sports networks, directed over 2,000 live sporting events including basketball, football, baseball hockey, soccer and even polo to name a few sports. Major events include three Olympic Games, two World Cups, two World Series, six NBA Playoffs, four Stanley Cup Playoffs, four NCAA Men’s National Basketball Championship Tournaments (March Madness), two Super Bowl and over a dozen college bowl games. On the entertainment side Williams was involved s and directed over 500 concerts for Showtime, Pay Per View and MTV Networks.