Paul Ryan Calls Trump 'Shithole' Comments 'Very Unfortunate, Unhelpful'

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However, in the tweet, Trump griped about surveillance of Americans, called the FISA Act "controversial", and referenced his baseless claim that the Obama administration spied on him during the 2016 campaign.

The moderator of the Wisconsin event asked Speaker Ryan, "Will [DACA] get attached to the spending bill?"

"The first thing that came to mind was very unfortunate and unhelpful", Ryan said in an interview on CNN speaking about reports that fellow Republican Trump had referred to them as "shithole countries". Eventually, he said, they opened a farm in Wisconsin after they raised enough money. He called immigration a handsome story of America and said people from Africa in his hometown of Janesville are incredible citizens. "I thought of my own family".

House Speaker Paul Ryan chastised President Trump Friday, calling his slur about African countries "very unfortunate" and "unhelpful". The White House meeting on immigration included a bipartisan group of senators.

Ryan's comments follow remarks from President Donald Trump, who told The Wall Street Journal on Thursday that he believes Congress will move to an infrastructure plan before going on to welfare reform. He was not on the same page, however, with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who rejected the idea just before Christmas.

Ryan suggested he would like to see a permanent solution to the issue of the DACA illegal aliens as well as a "security component" to permanently fix America's illegal immigration problem.

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

"No, I don't there will be", he said.

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