Paul Ryan: Trump comments 'unfortunate,' 'unhelpful'

Evarado Alatorre
Enero 13, 2018

Ryan was responding to a question about Trump allegedly calling Haiti, as well as African nations, "s**thole countries". "I don't see us tackling it this year", he said at a WisPolitics Event at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Congressional negotiators have spent weeks battling over top lines for military and domestic spending, with Republicans and Democrats alike warning that failure to strike a deal would harm United States military readiness and capability.

Speaker Ryan on Pres. Trump comments: "First thing that came to my mind was very unfortunate, unhelpful".

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.

Mr. Ryan added that any legislation for Dreamers will be separate from a budget, however, saying that it's "not good government" to group big issues together.

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Lawmakers and the White House have sought to craft a compromise that tightens border security including funding a wall on the border with Mexico and limits other entry programs like the green card visa lottery in exchange for shielding young immigrants from deportation.

"We just have to get it done", Mr. Ryan said. "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". And Ryan said he immediately thought about oppression his family had faced.

"I would like to find a way - and I don't know what exactly that's going to be - how do we get bipartisan consensus to fix these looming, debt problems we've got on the horizon", he said.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has previously said he does not think the GOP-majority Senate could pass a welfare reform bill on a partisan basis.

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