Speaker Ryan Says Trump's 'S***hole Countries' Remarks Are 'Unhelpful'

Marie Harrington
January 14, 2018

At the same event on Friday, Speaker Ryan described President Donald Trump's alleged comment that African nations and Haiti are "shithole countries" as "very unfortunate, unhelpful".

Speaker Ryan added that he remains committed to a fix to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) illegal aliens. I see this as a thing to celebrate. "That's because that's just not good government". "I thought about my own family", Ryan said.

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. A move to extend temporary funding beyond the January 19 deadline would be the fourth such extension, known as a "continuing resolution", since September, and would signal that the country's two warring political parties might be too far apart on budget issues and immigration to strike a bipartisan agreement this year. He said he's confident they will reach a long-term spending agreement at some point, even if he can't say when.

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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. "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". "But you know what I thought of right away?" The president said overhauling social safety net programs is "going to have to be bipartisan".

While other Republicans have condemned the president's remarks, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, has not yet issued a response.

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