U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan says he is ready to work with President-elect Donald Trump to 'heal divisions' in the country. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan says he will work 'hand in hand' with President-elect Donald Trump to 'heal divisions' in the country. Speaking at a news conference in Wisconsin on Wednesday morning following Trump's stunning defeat against Democrat Hillary Clinton, Ryan said Republicans are working with Trump on a unified legislative agenda that can "hit the ground running" as soon as Trump is inaugurated in January. Republicans maintained their majorities in both chambers of the U.S. Congress in a momentous election on Tuesday in which Republican Donald Trump won the presidency, empowering the party to reshape Washington. The Republican sweep sets up the United States for two years of "unified" government, which would normally mean significant policy change, although Trump's election was anything but normal and he will start his presidency with unusual handicaps. Both Republican leaders on Capitol Hill held Trump at arm's length during the campaign. Trump offended and attacked some congressional Republicans on the stump, including House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan.