Ryan: Trump's comments on immigration `very unfortunate, unhelpful'

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MILWAUKEE (NBC) -- Speaker of the House Paul Ryan says President Trump's comment aimed at African nations was "very unfortunate, unhelpful.”

"I read those comments later last night, so, first thing that came to my mind was very unfortunate, unhelpful,” said Ryan.

The speaker was attending an event at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee when he was questioned about Trump's remark that came during a bi-partisan meeting on immigration at the White House on Thursday.

Trump has denied certain language.

Ryan went on to talk about his Irish ancestors and how they were "looked down upon."

"But you know what I thought of right away? I thought about my own family. My family, like a whole lot of people came from Ireland on what they called coffin ships then, came here and worked the railroads. The Irish were really looked down upon back in those days,” said Ryan.

During the public forum, Ryan also said he doesn't believe a government shutdown will happen as the deadline approaches a week from Friday.



 
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