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McCarthy meets with Trump: 'there's more things we agree upon than disagree upon'

Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Bakersfield, talks to Eyewitness News via satellite Thursday, May 12, 2016, about his meeting with GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump.

Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy met Thursday with Donald Trump, the presumptive GOP nominee for president.

McCarthy, R-Bakersfield, has expressed support for Trump as his party's candidate and told Eyewitness News via satellite after the meeting that, "I think there's more things we agree upon than disagree upon."

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Trump also met with House Speaker Paul Ryan, the party chairman, other senior House GOP leaders and top Senate Republicans.

Trump and Ryan issued a statement describing their meeting as a "very positive step toward unification" that recognized "many important areas of common ground," according to The Associated Press.

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McCarthy said he and Trump discussed their shared desire for conservative judges on the Supreme Court, their disagreements over foreign policy, and California's need for water.

"He was very agreeable to helping us with that, in the way to get more water down through the valley," McCarthy said of Trump and California's drought.

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