House members said Trump's speech eased a number of critics fears he is too brash in his demeanor to be commander-in-chief, noting they discussed uniting the party and how to best forward the Republican agenda. According to the paper, at one point Trump asked Sasse if he would rather have Hillary Clinton as president.
Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort said the meetings with lawmakers were positive and productive, adding characterizations of discord "attributed to unnamed sources, are wholly inaccurate".
Many GOP lawmakers said they appreciated the chance to meet with Trump, while others said some skepticism of the candidate remains.
Trump's meeting on Capitol Hill was an attempt to unify Republicans behind his candidacy since some members have yet to back him. Such consultations would help Trump "get the input he needs from both the Senate and the House". Flores quoted Trump as saying: "I'm going to make you proud". He regularly annoys party leaders with inflammatory remarks. Flores had said he wanted to see "more vision and less trash talk" from the presumptive nominee.
Informed of AP's findings, Trump said any misrepresentation would be unacceptable.
"I know that wouldn't pass muster probably but I don't know if I've met a more composed, brilliant, beautiful-in-every-way person", Corker said.
A senior Trump campaign official said Trump and Cruz agreed to no longer work against each other and would work together on policy issues where they share common ground.
But not everyone was won over. "I just can't support him given the things he's said".
Ms. McGinty accused Mr. Toomey of "quietly backing Donald Trump for months while hoping to fool moderate voters into thinking he's not all-in on Trump for president". "Donald asked me to speak at the Republican convention and I told him I would be happy to do so", Cruz told the reporters in the area.
Other than the three senators who have vocally opposed Trump, the meeting is said to have gone well between the two Republican wings of Congress, with the House Republicans giving applause to Trump as he walked into the room.
Trump, in turn, criticized Flake for not supporting his campaign and said he will pay in his reelection campaign, which Trump apparently believed is this year.
Flake's spokesman Jason Samuels said the Post account was accurate.
The Arizona senator spoke with reporters after the fact, telling ABC News that he wants to support the Republican presidential nominee, but it's hard.
Sen. Mark Kirk of IL wasn't in Thursday's meeting, but it was reported by the Associated Press that Trump singled him out by name, supposedly calling him a loser. But, he told the Daily Caller, "I think we should have made a stronger deal".
According to The Hill, Kirk said later that Trump is wrong about his re-election prospects, because, "I've never been defeated".
Trump's Twitter posting as he left Washington showed no sign of discord.