"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".
After President Donald Trump reportedly referred to African countries that benefit from the USA visa lottery program as "shitholes", House Speaker Paul Ryan lightly rebuked the president on Friday, calling the comments "very unfortunate" and "unhelpful".
Ryan reiterated he is dedicated to finding a legislative solution to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program - the Obama-era initiative that extended temporary legal status to foreign nationals who illegally entered the country as minors - in coming weeks.
Ryan said his ancestors came to the USA from Ireland in the 19th century and were "really looked down upon".
"It is a lovely story of America".
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The two hour medical exam will include blood and urine test, heart checks and questions about his sleeping habits and sex life. Ronny Jackson will issue a public report on the exam, scheduled for Friday at Walter Reed Medical Center in Bethesda , Md.
President Trump admitted that he used "tough language during his immigration reform meeting, however, he argued that the comments were not accurate".
Friday morning, President Trump tweeted that he never said anything derogatory about Haitians other than Haiti is a poor and troubled nation. "What was really tough was the outlandish proposal made - a big setback for DACA!"
"So that the visas are not given based on, you know, relations, other than the nuclear family, but are based on skills, based on what we need", Ryan said.
"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 said. "We will have to do something short term", Ryan told a political forum in his native Wisconsin, when asked whether Congress would be able to reach a deal before government lights go out next Friday at midnight.
Ryan responded, "No, we won't do that. That's because that's just not good government".