House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), said the president's comments reminded him of stories relayed by relatives about discrimination his Irish ancestors faced upon arriving in America.
When the moderator clarified that he was referring to "a word I can't mention" about African countries, Ryan said he was focused on other issues on Thursday and read those comments later at night.
"First thing that came to my mind was very unfortunate, unhelpful, but you know what I thought of right away?"
He then said their story of overcoming that oppression was "a attractive story of America".
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"I thought about my own family", he said, describing his Irish immigrant relatives who came to the US on what he said were called "coffin ships" and began working the railroads.
"I don't see us tackling it this year", he said at an event in Wisconsin. "Thought about my own family", adds "my family came from Ireland and worked the railroads, the Irish were really looked down upon back in those days". But he said he wants it to be part of a deal on border security.
Ryan, who had previously said he wanted to address entitlement reform in 2018, also described that idea as more of a "wish list" item.
In response to the criticism over his alleged comments during the immigration meeting, Trump tweeted, "The language used by me at the DACA meeting was tough, but this was not the language used".
Democratic Senator Dick Durbin and GOP Senator Lindsey Graham, who were in that meeting at the White House, say the reports are accurate with Graham saying he "said his piece" to the President.