House Speaker Paul Ryan said Thursday that he had a "great working lunch" with Donald Trump and that the president-elect was "a man of action."
"He is ready to get working," the Wisconsin Republican told Bret Baier on Fox News. "He wants to get it done for the country. It's really, really exciting."
Ryan dismissed Trump's comments during the campaign that he was "disappointed" with the speaker's leadership because of the party infighting and his lack of support from Republicans.
"The past is the past," Ryan told Baier. "More importantly, look at how we closed the campaign."
He cited a rally with Mike Pence in Wisconsin the Saturday before Tuesday's election.
"We had a great year in America, but in Wisconsin we closed the campaign by calling for Republican unity," Ryan said. "That is what we now have going forward.
"This was an unconventional year," he added. "He was an unconventional candidate.
"The point is, we unified, at the right time at the end — and it worked."
With a Republican president come January, along with a GOP House and Senate, Ryan said that "we're excited about going forward and about working on executing an agenda.
"The Democrats are the ones in the turmoil.
"Republicans are unified and excited about working with our president-elect and with a good transition team, so we can hit the ground running."
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