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

Randolph Lopez
January 14, 2018

"I think it's a big part of our strength, whether you are coming from Haiti".

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".

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

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.

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

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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.

The government faces a January 19 deadline to provide the money to continue funding the federal government. Ryan also said that he does not believe that we will see a government shutdown later this month. He said he's confident they will reach a long-term spending agreement at some point, even if he can't say when. He was not on the same page, however, with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who rejected the idea just before Christmas.

House Speaker Paul Ryan said Friday that he does not think the chamber will pass entitlement reform - one of his major goals - this year.

CORRECTION: This story's headline was updated to reflect that Ryan's remarks on overhauling entitlement programs referred in this instance to Medicare and Social Security.

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