WASHINGTON — Donald J. Trump failed to win an immediate endorsement from House Speaker Paul D. Ryan on Thursday, as he faced a phalanx of skeptical Republicans here in an effort to reassure them about the state and direction of his presidential campaign.
Mr. Trump met at 9 a.m. with Mr. Ryan, who said last week that he was not ready to support him, citing reservations about Mr. Trump’s political style and policy agenda.
But in a joint statement issued afterward, there was no immediate signal of support for Mr. Trump from Mr. Ryan, even as both men hailed their session as a positive step.
In a news conference, Mr. Ryan said he had found the meeting encouraging and pleasant, but that it would take more than one session to bring the party together. The Wisconsin lawmaker said he and Mr. Trump had discussed the constitutional separation of powers, Supreme Court justices and abortion, among other subjects.
The next step, Mr. Ryan said, would be to “go deeper into the policy areas” where there may be disagreements between congressional Republicans and Mr. Trump. Mr. Ryan and Mr. Trump hold widely divergent views on issues including immigration, trade and government-funded retirement programs.