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

The House speaker also said Trump "earned a mandate" from voters.

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.