Speaker Ryan: Trump's 'S**thole' Comments Were 'Very Unfortunate, Unhelpful'

Sergio Conner
January 13, 2018

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. "Family. My family, like a whole lot of people, came from Ireland and worked the railroads", Ryan said. Cedric Richmond (D-La.), claimed the president's comments are "further proof that his Make America Great Again agenda is really a Make America White Again agenda." Sen. "And I just think it's important that we celebrate that". The president reportedly then added that America should have more people from Norway and other similar countries come to America.

According to the Washington Post, Trump countries such as Haiti, El Salvador, as well as Africa as "shithole countries".

"While at a luncheon in Wisconsin, Speaker Paul Ryan spoke about those comments in which Trump is reported to have called those nations "****hole countries".

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. "He said these hate-filled things, and he said them repeatedly". I have a wonderful relationship with Haitians. "(C), you have a security component that has a DACA fix, and that gets you bipartisan support in the negotiation".

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"You're going to have to find bipartisan consensus to fix these thorny, long-term problems, and we don't have that right now", he continued.

The moderator of the Wisconsin event asked Speaker Ryan, "Will [DACA] get attached to the spending bill?"

Ryan also said that he is confident that there will not be a government shutdown next week, as lawmakers scramble to negotiate spending legislation to keep it operating.

Ryan responded, "No, we won't do that".

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