Ryan: Reported '****hole' comment by Trump 'very unfortunate, unhelpful'

Ryan: Reported '****hole' comment by Trump 'very unfortunate, unhelpful'

Trump allegedly said, "Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?"

Almost a day after reports surfaced that President Donald Trump referred to African countries as "shithole countries" in a White House meeting with lawmakers, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) called the remarks "unfortunate" and "unhelpful". "So I see this as something to celebrate and I think it's a big part of our strength, whether you are coming from Haiti".

Ryan said his family came from Ireland to the United States, worked manual labor jobs, and faced discrimination.

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

But after a tense White House meeting with lawmakers during which Trump was accused of using a racist slur, the negotiations took a sharp downward turn.

Trump tweeted Friday morning that the Post report is inaccurate. "Probably should record future meetings - unfortunately, no trust!"

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Ryan reiterated that he wants to craft a legislative solution to protect so-called "Dreamers" and make the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program permanent.

"So that the visas are not given based on, you know, relations, other than the nuclear family, but are based on skills, based on what we need", Ryan said.

"You're going to have to find bipartisan consensus to fix these thorny, long-term problems, and we don't have that right now", he continued.

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

During the public forum, Ryan also said he doesn't believe a government shutdown will happen as the deadline approaches a week from Friday.

Ryan said Congress will eventually have to address making changes to the social safety net, arguing the current structure is fiscally unsustainable.

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