Trump views site of swearing-in ceremony

Trump views site of swearing-in ceremony
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Donald TrumpDonald TrumpVeteran accused in alleged border wall scheme faces new charges Arizona Republicans to brush off DOJ concern about election audit FEC drops investigation into Trump hush money payments MORE got to see firsthand Thursday where he’ll be sworn in as the 45th president of the United States in January.

Speaker Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Emergent BioSolutions - Facebook upholds Trump ban; GOP leaders back Stefanik to replace Cheney Budowsky: Liz Cheney vs. conservatives in name only Cheney at donor retreat says Trump's actions 'a line that cannot be crossed': report MORE (R-Wis.) hosted the president-elect and Vice President-elect Mike PenceMichael (Mike) Richard PenceMcConnell amid Trump criticism: 'I'm looking forward, not backward' Cheney drama exposes GOP's Trump rifts McConnell sidesteps Cheney-Trump drama MORE for lunch at the Capitol Hill Club to discuss the transition, then gave them a tour of the Speaker’s office in the Capitol.


Walking out to the Speaker’s balcony, Ryan showed Trump and Pence the inauguration platform below, where they will be sworn in on Jan. 20. Trump’s wife, Melania, also joined the meetings.

Ryan pointed down Pennsylvania Avenue at the new Trump International Hotel, according to reports. The hotel opened earlier this year just blocks from the White House.

Speaking to reporters, Trump called his meeting “very good” and “very detailed.”

“We're going to do some absolutely spectacular things for the American people,” Trump said in the Speaker’s office. “We can’t get started fast enough, whether it’s healthcare or immigration, so many different things. … I think we’ll be putting things up pretty quickly.”

Trump ignored a question from a reporter outside the Speaker’s office on whether he supported Ryan remaining Speaker of the House. The two men feuded throughout the presidential campaign but sounded a note of cooperation following Trump’s historic election this week.

For his part, Ryan is already adopting Trump's language with a vow Thursday to "make America great again."
"Donald Trump had one of the most impressive victories we have ever seen," Ryan told reporters, according to the pool report. 
"We’re going to turn that victory into progress for the American people, and we are now talking about how we are going to hit the ground running to get this country turned around and make America great again."

It was a busy day for Trump. He huddled with Ryan after meeting with President Obama at the White House and before meeting with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellMcConnell: Taliban could take over Afghanistan by 'the end of the year' McConnell alma mater criticizes him for 1619 comments McConnell amid Trump criticism: 'I'm looking forward, not backward' MORE (R-Ky.) in the Capitol.