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Trump Praises Speaker Ryan at Wisconsin Rally

Trump won Wisconsin by roughly 22,000 votes in November, becoming the first Republican to win the state since 1984.

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    At a rally Tuesday in West Allis, Trump praised the Wisconsin politicians in the room. When Ryan drew boos, Trump said he was "like a fine wine. Every day that goes by I get to appreciate his genius more and more." Trina Orlando reports. (Published Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016)

    President-elect Donald Trump is singing House Speaker Paul Ryan's praises in Wisconsin.

    At a rally Tuesday in West Allis, Trump praised the Wisconsin politicians in the room. When Ryan drew boos, Trump said he was "like a fine wine. Every day that goes by I get to appreciate his genius more and more."

    Trump and Ryan have not always been so cozy. Ryan disinvited Trump from a rally in the fall, saying he was "sickened" by past profane comments from the presidential candidate. But they started mended fences leading up to Election Day.

    Ryan was just one of the speakers who opened for Trump Tuesday. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and Trump's pick for chief of staff, Reince Priebus, also spoke.

    The president-elect won Wisconsin by roughly 22,000 votes in November, becoming the first Republican to win the state since 1984. The visit came one day after Trump's victory in Wisconsin was reaffirmed following a presidential recount that showed him defeating Hillary Clinton by more than 22,000 votes. 

    Trump picked up a net 162 votes as a result of the recount that the Wisconsin Elections Commission certified Monday. Green Party candidate Jill Stein requested and paid for the recount that began Dec. 1.

    Trump will also attend a Thursday rally in Hershey, Pennsylvania and a Friday rally in Orlando, Florida. Trump will also headline a Saturday rally in Mobile, Alabama. The Republican won all three states in November.

    A federal judge denied Stein's request for a recount in Pennsyvlania Monday, according to AP. Additionally, a federal judge halted Michigan's recount of presidential votes last week after only three days. That recount was also requested by Stein.