"Do you intend to pay me?" he said smiling from a wooden chair in the center of the room. Half-way out the door, I mulled the question over in my mind. The last hour had been so personal and effective that it seemed to surpass being something I could pay for. Its value was beyond monetary. Of course, I had to and wanted to. Anthony Abeson's time is certainly worth every penny.
Once Trump had the Republican Party's nomination in hand, everyone understood that the next phase in his rise had to be bringing that Party together behind his leadership. Some of that unification wasn't going to be easy -- not after the ways he'd defeated his rivals (like Little Marco and Lyin' Ted). But that was the job that needed doing.