'Trump's comments unfortunate, unhelpful'- House Speaker Paul Ryan

Navya Beri
Last Updated: Jan 13 2018 17:01

On Friday, United States House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan said that President Donald Trump’s reported comments on African nations and Haiti at Thursday's bipartisan immigration meeting were unfortunate and unhelpful, adding that any immigration reforms will be separate from spending bill negotiations.

“The first thing that came to mind was very unfortunate and unhelpful,” Ryan said in an interview on CNN speaking about reports that fellow Republican Trump had referred to them as “shithole countries.”

Trump has declined the remarks.

Ryan said: “We just have to get it done.”