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Following a major endorsement from the National Rifle Association, Donald Trump is taking another step towards party unification.

The presumptive Republican presidential nominee is scheduling a meeting with evangelical leaders who are concerned Trump isn’t in line with their more conservative beliefs, Time Magazine reported.

Dr. Ben Carson is working alongside Tony Perkins, the president of the Family Research Council, and Bill Dallas of United in Purpose, to schedule the private meeting between Trump and about 400 evangelicals and social conservatives.

“We are looking for a way forward,” Perkins told Time. “The main thing here is this is to have a conversation.”

He said the meeting would serve as “a starting point for many” as Trump was not the first choice for the majority of them in the primary.

“I don’t even know what it will lead to,” Perkins, who supported Ted Cruz, said. “It is just to have an honest conversation so that these leaders know what they need to do.”

Carson likened the meeting to Trump’s May trip to Capitol Hill where he met with Paul Ryan and others in an effort to achieve party unification.

He said he hoped the meeting would be “very similar to what happened a couple of weeks ago with Mr. Trump and people on Capitol Hill, getting an opportunity really to sit down face to face and interact with each other, and that allays a lot of anxiety on both sides.”

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