President-Elect Trump and Speaker Ryan’s Remarks at the Capitol

John Boehner

WASHINGTON—House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) and President-elect Donald Trump made the following remarks today after their meeting on Capitol Hill: 

SPEAKER RYAN: “Let me just say how excited we are about these opportunities for the country. We had a fantastic, productive meeting about getting to work, rolling up our sleeves, and going to work for the American people. Donald Trump had one of the most impressive victories we’ve ever seen. And we’re going to turn that victory into progress for the American people, and we are now talking about how to hit the ground running, and make sure we get this country turned around, and make America great again.”

PRESIDENT-ELECT TRUMP: “Well thank you very much, Mr. Speaker. It’s been an honor. We had a meeting with the president, as you know, before, and it was an excellent meeting. We just spent quite a bit of time together, and we’re going to do some absolutely spectacular things for the American people. We look forward to starting, because truthfully, we can’t get started fast enough. Whether it’s health care or immigration, so many different things, we’ll be working on them very rapidly, and I think we’re going to putting things up very quickly. We had a very good meeting, a very detailed meeting. We’re going to lower taxes, as you know. We’re going to fix health care, make it more affordable, and better. We’re going to do a real job for the public. That’s what we want to do, and that’s why we’re excited.”

After the media availability, Speaker Ryan showed President-Elect Trump the Speaker’s Balcony overlooking the West Front of the Capitol, where he will be sworn in as the 45th president of the United States. Watch the video on Facebook Live here.


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