During his speech to the FBI academy on Friday, President Donald Trump slammed a popular US immigration program.
He wants Congress to eliminate the diversity visa lottery program that a suspected terrorist used to enter the United States years ago.
"They have a lottery. You pick people. You think the countries are giving us their best people?" Trump said. "No. What kind of a system is that?"
"They give us their worst people, they put 'em in a bin," Trump continued, making a lifting gesture. "But in his hand when he's picking these people, it's really the worst of the worst. 'Congratulations, you're going to the United States.' What a system."
The program has faced increased scrutiny from lawmakers after a truck attack in New York City in October in which eight people were killed. The suspect was 29-year-old Sayfullo Saipov, an Uzbeki national who entered the US in 2010 after winning the diversity visa lottery