Sen. Roy Blunt will be meeting with Donald Trump Thursday, his office confirms.
“The senator will use the opportunity to remind (Trump) that what we say and how we say it matter in making it clear that our common goal is defeating Hillary Clinton and guiding America in a new direction,” spokesman Brian Hart said in a statement.
Blunt appears to be part of a group of Republican senators meeting with Trump, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
Blunt has said he’s supporting the Republican presidential nominee — Trump. There is concern in some GOP circles that Trump will be a problem for some down-ballot races, including Blunt’s against Democrat Jason Kander.
We’ll know how much of a problem Blunt thinks it is Thursday. If he comes out of the meeting and appears with Trump in video or a photograph, the Republican’s embrace of the nominee will be complete. If there is no such picture, it will suggest Blunt remains wary of Trump’s impact in Missouri.
Blunt has already said he won’t attend the Republican National Convention in Cleveland in July.