Speaker Paul Ryan calls Pres. Trump's immigrant remarks 'unfortunate' and 'unhelpful'

House Majority Leader Kevin Mc Carthy, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan and House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady applaud with their fellow House Republicans during a news conference following the passage of the Tax C

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

Trump's first tweet about surveillance on Thursday mentioned a House vote on a section of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act that allows the FISA court to demand communications made by foreign persons not on US soil from USA companies like Google and AT&T.

Janesville's Speaker of the House of Representatives has criticized the comments reportedly made by President Donald Trump about Haiti and African nations during a meeting on immigration Thursday.

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. He was referring to Trump's asking, during an Oval Office meeting with lawmakers, why the USA should admit more immigrants from "shithole countries" in Africa.

"I read those comments later last night, the first thing that came to my mind was very unfortunate, unhelpful", Ryan said at a WisPolitics luncheon in Milwaukee. As a result, Ryan said he doubts there will be a government shutdown. "I thought of my own family". But, you know who I thought of right away? He said the President's words reminded him of what his ancestors recalled hearing when they came to America.

Ryan said he wants immigration reform to focus not on the applicant's country but on what abilities they bring.

Ryan, who had previously said he wanted to address entitlement reform in 2018, also described that idea as more of a "wish list" item.

Speaker Paul Ryan on Friday afternoon broke his silence and condemned President Trump's remark about "sh*thole countries" from a day earlier.

The Post based their report on unnamed sources said to have been briefed on the meeting.

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