Ingraham: Trump, Ryan Meeting Has a Bright Side
Agreement to unify will likely come in days, not weeks
The private meeting between House Speaker Paul Ryan and Donald Trump on Thursday on Capitol Hill had a "bright side" — despite Ryan still holding off on officially endorsing the presumptive Republican nominee, LifeZette Editor-in-Chief Laura Ingraham said Thursday on "The Sean Hannity Show" on Fox News. Ingraham is optimistic that Trump and Ryan can come to a resolution and wrap things up "in days, not weeks," because the meeting was made a priority by the two key GOP figures.
"I'm really trying to look on the bright side here. And I think there's so much bright side," Ingraham told Hannity.
"Trump is closer to where the people are."
"Just listening to Trump right now, he seems a lot more chill," Ingraham told Hannity. "He's kind of in his zone, he's very confident, he knows what's coming, he knows [what] they’re digging up, you know, whatever they can supposedly find on him. He seems ready for that."
By contrast, Ryan is still trying to "catch up" to the GOP front-runner to some extent, Ingraham said. She noted that Ryan and many other Republicans thought they had to time to negotiate with Trump or even rally against him, but were caught off-guard when Sen. Ted Cruz dropped out of the race after the Republican primary contest in Indiana.
"I think [Republicans] were outfoxed by Trump, they were outsmarted by Trump, and people are kind of ticked off about it," said Ingraham. "Trump is closer to where the people are."
Hannity said the election has been and will continue to be a "blood sport" and not "bean bag," and Ingraham said Trump has the "instincts" to come out on top.
"I think his instincts, generally, have been pretty good. They've been better than everybody else's instincts," Ingraham said, noting how Trump has moved the conversation to a more "populist Republican conservative agenda" which will continue to resonate with voters.