Ryan calls Trump 's---hole' remarks 'unhelpful' and 'unfortunate'

Elias Hubbard
January 13, 2018

He said that the first thing that came to mind is it's "very unfortunate" and "unhelpful".

USA lawmakers will resort to passing a short-term federal spending deal next week to avoid an embarrassing government shutdown, House Speaker Paul Ryan said Friday, as prospects for a long-term 2018 agreement dimmed.

A day after reports President Trump used an insulting term to describe Haiti and African countries - the Speaker of the House offers his response in Milwaukee. "I just think it's important we celebrate that". The White House meeting on immigration included a bipartisan group of senators.

"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.

The speaker said the spending legislation to keep the government open would be another short-term bill to give lawmakers more time to hash out final details.

On Twitter, Ryan said that he looked forward to attending the March for Life, and said that he will "march to defend the rights of those who can not defend themselves". "I think we'll get a down payment on some of these problems and keep fighting, keep working to get the rest of it done".

Ryan, a Wisconsin Republican, echoed that sentiment, saying he wants a "bipartisan consensus" on entitlement reform. He was not on the same page, however, with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who rejected the idea just before Christmas. "The Irish were really looked down upon back in those days", said Ryan.

Speaker of the House Paul Ryan has long wanted to restructure entitlement programs, and there was some speculation that Republicans might try to reform Medicare and Social Security in the wake of their big tax victory in December.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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