“The scene outside Republican National Committee headquarters, shown live on cable news for the last couple of hours, resembled what viewers are accustomed to seeing at a high-profile jury trial, with demonstrators hoisting signs and throngs of reporters waiting for the principals to emerge bearing news. You could be forgiven for thinking the pope had returned to town.” WaPo on the media’s coverage of the day Trump came to Washington.

+ The report from inside the meeting between Paul Ryan and Trump: “We will be having additional discussions, but remain confident there’s a great opportunity to unify our party and win this fall, and we are totally committed to working together to achieve that goal.”

+ Oh, and about that total ban on Muslims entering the country — the one that seemed to stir up so many primary voters … Trump now says it was “just a suggestion.”