Paul Ryan Congratulates Trump On ‘Big Night’

AP

House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) called Donald Trump Tuesday to congratulate him on his “big night.”

A spokesperson for Ryan said in a statement that he called Donald Trump earlier this eventing and the two had “a very good conversation,” according to CNN’s Jeremy Diamond.

“The speaker congratulated Trump on his big night and also spoke with his good friend Governor Mike Pence,” the statement continued.

Although Trump hadn’t clinched the 270 electoral votes necessary to win the election by the time that statement was put out, and it’s unclear when exactly Ryan made the call, Trump had put up a stronger showing than expected throughout the evening.

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