House Speaker Ryan: Trump's comments 'unfortunate,…

Pauline Gross
January 14, 2018

"I read those comments later last night; the first thing that came to my mind was 'very unfortunate, unhelpful, ' " Ryan said in response to a question during an interview at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee WisPolitics Luncheon. "I thought about my own family".

Ryan says Trump had concerns about other parts of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) program not addressed by the bill that passed Thursday.

At the same event on Friday, Speaker Ryan described President Donald Trump's alleged comment that African nations and Haiti are "shithole countries" as "very unfortunate, unhelpful".

The Wisconsin Republican said while it's "a wishlist of mine" he "doesn't see us tackling it this year".

Trump on Thursday rejected a pitch from a bipartisan team of senators on a compromise immigration deal to protect DACA participants while increasing border security.

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Ryan added, "Ultimately, I think we should go to a merit-based immigration system".

Washington:US lawmakers will resort to passing a short-term federal spending deal next week to avoid an embarrassing government shutdown, House Speaker Paul Ryan said Friday, as prospects for a long-term 2018 agreement dimmed. "I think we'll get a down payment on some of these problems and keep fighting, keep working to get the rest of it done". He was not on the same page, however, with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who rejected the idea just before Christmas.

Ryan said the President's reported remarks are similar to what his Irish ancestors encountered upon their arrival.

The comments from Ryan and Trump all but assure the Republican-held Congress will not move toward its long-held goal in the near future.

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