Trump stars and spars with Republican lawmakers

Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump waves after meeting with House Republican members in WashingtonBy Susan Cornwell and Emily Stephenson WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Donald Trump endured some blunt exchanges when he met Republican members of Congress on Thursday but several lawmakers, including past critics, emerged with encouraging words about their presumptive White House nominee. Republican aides cited good attendance from both houses of Congress at the two closed-door meetings, even though some lawmakers made a point of staying away, citing previous commitments. Trump drew 41 of 54 Republican senators to the U.S. Senate meeting where Trump called out three senators who had been critical of his candidacy, according to Republican aides familiar with the meeting.

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