When the moderator pressed Ryan on how lawmakers could find a deal when Trump was making those sorts of comments, Ryan said, "We just have to get it done".
Ryan said the President's reported remarks are similar to what his Irish ancestors encountered upon their arrival. "I see this as a thing to celebrate and I think it's a big part of our strength". But, you know who I thought of right away?More news: Illinois AG candidate robbed at gunpoint in Chicago during campaign photoshoot
"I read those comments later last night; the first thing that came to my mind was 'very unfortunate, unhelpful, ' " Ryan said in response to a question during an interview at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee WisPolitics Luncheon. "My family, like a whole lot of people came from Ireland on what they called "coffin ships" and worked the railroads", Ryan said.
"It's a handsome story of America", he said.
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"I don't see us tackling it this year", Ryan said at an event in Wisconsin. Dick Durbin have said Trump questioned in the Thursday meeting why the United States should accept immigrants from "shithole countries", referring to Haiti, El Salvador, and African nations.
Trump then reportedly suggested the USA instead accept immigrants from nations like Norway, whose prime minister he met with one day earlier.
"Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?"More news: W&T Offshore, Inc. (WTI) Insider sold 167063 Shares
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.