House Speaker Paul Ryan Calls Trump's Win the Most 'Incredible Political Feat'

PHOTO: House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wisconsin speaks during a news conference in Janesville, Wisconsin, Nov. 9, 2016.PlayPaul Sancya/AP Photo
WATCH House Speaker Paul Ryan Calls Trump's Win the Most 'Incredible Political Feat'

Addressing reporters this morning in Wisconsin, House Speaker Paul Ryan praised President-elect Donald Trump and said he "earned a mandate" from voters this election.

In his first on-camera remarks since Trump's surprise victory over Hillary Clinton, Ryan said he spoke with Trump last night and again this morning.

Ryan called Trump's win the most "incredible political feat" he has seen in his lifetime and thanked Trump for helping keep the GOP majorities in the House and Senate.

Ryan was eager to present a united front with Trump, saying, "I am very excited about our ability to work together."

"We are going to hit the ground running," Ryan added, noting that his team and Trump's are working together on a transition.

Later Wednesday Ryan held a conference call with his Republican conference to discuss the election results.

"Following the historic election last night, Speaker Ryan gathered members on a phone call to discuss the exciting path ahead. He congratulated members who won re-election and walked through the upcoming schedule. He used most of the time to discuss the huge potential ahead for House Republicans to work with President-elect Trump on behalf of the American people," Ryan spokeswoman AshLee Strong said in an email.