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Trump Shares Stage With Paul Ryan for First Time: 'He's Like a Fine Wine. I Appreciate Him More and More'

Playing Trump Shares Stage With Paul Ryan for First Time: 'He's Like a Fine Wine. I Appreciate Him More and More'

Donald Trump held a "Thank You" rally in Wisconsin Tuesday night where he appeared with House Speaker Paul Ryan and defended his choice of secretary of state.

Read: Kanye West Visits Trump, Then Tells Reporters, 'I Just Want to Take a Picture'

The president-elect's pick for top diplomat, ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson, is facing scrutiny by Congress over his relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin. But Trump is standing by Tillerson's credentials.

“Rex is one of the most skilled and global business leaders of our time,” he said at the rally. “He is a great diplomat, a strong man, a tough man, a man who has already earned an avalanche of endorsements and praise from our nation’s top leaders.”

House Speaker Paul Ryan presented Trump with a No. 45 Green Bay Packers jersey and the former Apprentice host had some backhanded praise for the Wisconsin politician, whom he feuded with during the campaign.

"I've come to appreciate him," Trump said. "He's like a fine wine. Every day I appreciate his genius more and more."

Tuesday night marked the first time the two have stood on stage together. They were also joined by Vice President-elect Mike Pence. 

Trump was not expected to have a victory in Wisconsin, since the Cheese State has swayed Democrat in every election since 1984, but in 2016, they went Republican.

Tech honchos that include Apple's Tim Cook, Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg and Google’s Larry Page are meeting with the president-elect at Trump Tower Wednesday.

Read: Donald Trump Vs. CIA: The War of Words About Russia's Alleged Involvement in U.S. Election

Tuesday morning’s surprise summit with Kanye West was fodder for the late night comics.

Jimmy Kimmel gagged: “Donald Trump met with Kanye West today. He does know he's not hosting Celebrity Apprentice anymore, right?”

Stephen Colbert joked on The Late Show: “You can tell it was high-powered meeting because Kanye is wearing his formal sweatsuit.”

On The Daily Show, Trevor Noah mocked Kanye West’s new blonde hairdo and compared it to Trump’s golden locks.

“He was in Trump Tower less than an hour and Trump’s people gold plated his head already?! I guess it could have been worse, Kanye could have come out rocking the full Donald," Noah joked as a mock-up of West with Trump's hair appeared beside him.

Watch: Ms. Trump Goes to Washington? Ivanka Reportedly Planning to Relocate Family to D.C.

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