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Via The Hill:

This was not the usual Donald Trump.

In a meeting with Speaker Paul Ryan’s (R-Wis.) leadership team on Thursday, the typically brash Manhattan billionaire was polite, professional, and even deferential at times.

During two-plus hours of meetings at the Republican National Committee offices, the presumptive GOP nominee did something he doesn’t seem to do very often on the campaign trail: listen.
“He listened. He asked questions and he listened,” House GOP Conference Chairwoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.), one of the participants, told The Hill after the summit.

For the consummate dealmaker, Trump’s trek to Capitol Hill Thursday represented his biggest and boldest venture yet — namely trying to win over support from leaders of the GOP establishment that he’s repeatedly bashed for the past year.

On Thursday, Trump didn’t score the big prize, an endorsement from sometimes-rival Ryan, the nation’s highest-ranking elected Republican. The two men still have disagreements over specific policies, but the Speaker called their conversations “good,” “productive” and “positive,” describing Trump as “warm and genuine.”

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