Today in One Paragraph
Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus said that Donald Trump is “trying” to unite the Republican Party, even as the party continues divided in its support. Former Vice President Dick Cheney said he’d back Trump, while Lindsey Graham and Jeb Bush said they would not. President Obama also weighed in on the presumptive GOP nominee, saying Trump’s record “needs to be examined.” The Labor Department reported that 160,000 jobs were added to the U.S. economy in April. Overseas, London elected its first Muslim mayor. And North Korea held its largest political conference in decades.
Reince Priebus Defends Trump. The Republican National Committee chairman tried to relay confidence in the party’s presumptive GOP nominee at an event hosted by Politico’s Mike Allen, saying Trump “understands that building and unifying and growing the party is the only way we’re going to win.” (Nick Gass, Politico)
But Not Everyone Is Convinced. Former Vice President Dick Cheney said he supports Trump. And both Lindsey Graham and Jeb Bush said they will not be voting for Trump or Clinton in November—a day after House Speaker Paul Ryan said he was “not ready” to endorse Trump. And President Obama said the White House “is not a reality show” in his first public comments on the presumptive GOP nominee, adding that the press needs to focus more on the candidates’ policies and less on the “circus.” (CNN; The Hill; NBC News)