Paul Ryan Known as Trump's 'Shithole' Controversy 'Very Unlucky, Unhelpful'

Paul Ryan says he doesn't think the House will pass entitlement reform this year

Trump sowed confusion over the bill by sending a tweet that resurrected his prior claims that his campaign team had been spied upon.

Ryan said the reports made him think of his own family, which immigrated from Ireland.

"First thing that came to my mind was very unfortunate, unhelpful, but you know what I thought of right away?" Eventually, he said, they opened a farm in Wisconsin after they raised enough money.

He then said their story of overcoming that oppression was "a attractive story of America".

After President Donald Trump reportedly referred to African countries that benefit from the US visa lottery program as "shitholes", House Speaker Paul Ryan lightly rebuked the president on Friday, calling the comments "very unfortunate" and "unhelpful".




Ryan reiterated he is dedicated to finding a legislative solution to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program - the Obama-era initiative that extended temporary legal status to foreign nationals who illegally entered the country as minors - in coming weeks.

Bipartisan negotiations hit a snag after President Donald Trump on Thursday rejected an agreement reached by a group of six senators.

"While at a luncheon in Wisconsin, Speaker Paul Ryan spoke about those comments in which Trump is reported to have called those nations "****hole countries".

While other Republicans have condemned the president's remarks, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, has not yet issued a response. But he said he wants it to be part of a deal on border security.

Ryan said he didn't think there would be a government shutdown, adding that Republicans and Democrats are making progress on spending caps.

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