Trump shares photo from dinner with GOP leaders
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President TrumpDonald TrumpMeghan McCain: Democrats 'should give a little credit' to Trump for COVID-19 vaccine Trump testing czar warns lockdowns may be on table if people don't get vaccinated Overnight Health Care: CDC details Massachusetts outbreak that sparked mask update | White House says national vaccine mandate 'not under consideration at this time' MORE shared a photo of himself alongside Republican congressional leaders at the White House on Wednesday, as the group met for a private dinner.

House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy(R-Calif.), House Majority Whip Steve ScaliseStephen (Steve) Joseph ScaliseRepublican governors revolt against CDC mask guidance House to resume mask mandate after new CDC guidance What you need to know about the new COVID-19 surge MORE (R-La.), Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn (R-Texas) were all in attendance.

In his tweet, Trump said there was "Lots to discuss as we continue MAKING AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!"


The dinner has been planned for several days, and comes amid another tumultuous week in Washington. 


Trump's photo comes just hours after Ryan announced he would not run for elected office in 2018, kickstarting a scramble among congressional Republicans to replace him.

McCarthy and Scalise, both present at the dinner, are reportedly vying for Ryan's spot

Ryan's announcement deepened fears among Republicans going into the midterms. The Wisconsin Republican's seat adds to those the party must defend in 2018 as dozens of GOP retirements and resignations open opportunities for Democrats.