The Wisconsin Republican was asked about the remark during a Q&A event at the University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee.
"That is the story we have today and that is the story we had yesterday and that is what makes this is country so exceptional and unique in the first place", he said after describing how his great grandfather started a business now run by his cousins. Eventually, he said, they opened a farm in Wisconsin after they raised enough money. "It is a handsome story of America, and that is a great story". Richard Durbin (D-Ill.), who was present at the meeting, confirmed Trump did not approve of the bipartisan plan, adding: "I don't know what happens next".
Ryan was responding to a question about Trump allegedly calling Haiti, as well as African nations, "s**thole countries".
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Investors warned that while rising oil prices were supportive, they could weigh negatively especially on crude-consuming regions. The Australian dollar rose to $0.7891, from $0.7842, but shied away from stiff chart resistance at $0.7900.
Bipartisan negotiations hit a snag after President Donald Trump on Thursday rejected an agreement reached by a group of six senators.
Mr. Trump's alleged comments from a closed-door meeting with lawmakers leaked late Thursday in a Washington Post report.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has previously said he does not think the GOP-majority Senate could pass a welfare reform bill on a partisan basis.
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Almost 800,000 people who came to the U.S. illegally as children were protected under the Obama administration, but Trump will scrap the so-called Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program on March 5 unless Congress legislates a fix.
When the moderator pressed Ryan on how lawmakers could find a deal when Trump was making those sorts of comments, Ryan said, "We just have to get it done".
"No, I don't there there will be", he said.
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According to the State Department , his decision was made due to personal reasons. Feeley will be departing the State Department after almost 30 years of service.