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".
President Trump admitted that he used "tough language during his immigration reform meeting, however, he argued that the comments were not accurate".
According to the Washington Post, Trump countries such as Haiti, El Salvador, as well as Africa as "shithole countries". He said that the first thing that came to mind is it's "very unfortunate" and "unhelpful".
"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.
"It's a lovely story of America", he said. "I don't see us tackling it this year", he said at a WisPolitics Event at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Ryan said he didn't think there would be a government shutdown, adding that Republicans and Democrats are making progress on spending caps.
Ryan said he wants immigration reform to focus not on the applicant's country but on what abilities they bring.
Ryan didn't issue a statement on Trump's comments, and when he was asked about what Trump said Thursday, Ryan joked that Trump "said a lot of things yesterday, which one are you talking about?"
However, in the tweet, Trump griped about surveillance of Americans, called the FISA Act "controversial", and referenced his baseless claim that the Obama administration spied on him during the 2016 campaign.
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.