Christie Says Trump Has Been 'Completely Consistent' on Immigration

The Trump Transition Team Chair is interviewed on "This Week."
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Transcript for Christie Says Trump Has Been 'Completely Consistent' on Immigration
I'm joined now by governor Chris Christie, a former presidential candidate and one-time trump opponent now the chair of trump's transition team. And governor, let me start with the simple question, will Donald Trump try to deport all undocumented workers or just those he refers to as the bad ones? Listen, think that he's been very clear on this. We're not going to have amnesty. What we're going to do is to get those who are breaking the law out of the country. As quickly as possible. To make sure then that you deal with people, in a humane way. I think that's what he's been saying. For as long as I've been listening to him of late. That's what he's going to do. Dealing with them in a humane way. Does that mean taking all of those 11 million undocumented workers, pushing them out of the country? Well, think what he's said is that people are not going to be eligible for legalization or citizenship unless they leave the country. Um, and get back in line. Now, there's going to be, you know, some decisions he's going to have to make at president regarding those folks. I think what he's said is, first, let's get all of the bad actors out of the country. That's really important. Then he wants to look at it and deal with it in a humane way. I think this is the kind of thing people expect from the president of the United States. That he'll approach things smartly and confidently. I think that's what president trump would do. Would you acknowledge that that sounds like a softening from his original statements about getting everyone, 11 million undocumented workers out of the country with a deportation force? I think the key to this, Martha, is that this is a guy who has been very consistent on no amnesty, no legalization for folks who have come into the country illegally. That's always been the underpinning of his poll circumstances along with fwilgd of the wall on the united states-mexican border. Those things have remained completely consistent. What you expect of every candidate and ultimately is president is to listen to the facts and deal with things in the way that is smart and direct. Do you think this will turn off some of his supporter who is originally liked the idea of getting everyone out of the country no matter what? No, I think what it's going to do is put a greater highlight on the fact that Hillary Clinton has a 100-day amnesty plan where everybody here, no matter if you've ban criminal or not, no matter how you got here or not, is going the wind up becoming American citizens under Hillary Clinton's plan. Think when voters look that, they'll say, that's not what we want to happen in this country. This is a binary choice. The approach Donald Trump takes or the approach that Hillary Clinton takes. Not some other approach. The Clinton approach is unacceptable. It's unlawful. It's one that voters who have supported Donald Trump from the primary going forward will not turn around and support. They're going to want to make sure they can do everything they can to keep Hillary Clinton out of the white house, that will mean voting for Donald Trump on nov 8th. Former New York major Rudy Giuliani told magazine that trump is 1069enning his stance. Did you recommend that? I've been the governor for nearly seven years. I find that the people who are my best advise rrs the people who are smart enough to give me good advice and smart enough to keep their mouth shut about what advice they give me. I have said consistently. The advice I give to Donald is to Donald. That's based upon our friendship over the last 14 years and the way I would expect fop Rudy can talk about whatever he wants to talk about. He's my friend. I like him a lot. But I don't talk about the advice I give to Donald Trump. Let's turn to the subject of race. As part of his outreach to can reach their fullest potential, that that's unacceptable. He's saying a trump presidency will address those things head on, without caving into the special interests, like the teacher's union. Which Mrs. Clinton has sold out to. She's reserved her positions. You had no problem with Donald Trump's language on that? On the reach out to the minority community? No problem? I like -- my view is you have to look at what the message is. The smauj that if anybody lives in those circumstances in this country, that's something the government should be working to try to change. And Donald Trump is not going to give in to the special interests in the country, like the teachers' union who say sub standard education in our urban areas can only be fixed by giving it more money. That's all they're going to do about it. Not change the underlying problem Wes have on violence, we need to support our police officers and make sure community pliing becomes the standard across the country. These are the things Donald Trump has talked ability. Speaking of violence, there was another tragic shooting on Friday. The Kunz of NBA star dwyane wade caught in the cross fire and killed while pushing a stroller. Trump tweeted dwyane wade's cousin was just shot and killed walking her baby in Chicago. Just what I have been saying. African-americans will vote trump. Four hours later, he tweeted his condolences. Is that an appropriate way to say, vote trump? If people want safe streets, police supported, they should vote for Donald Trump. He'll appoint an attorney general who will send clear messages. We have seen liberal poll snis cities like Chicago and New York and others have led to increased crime. And Martha, the fact of party this is we need to have a clear message. We haven't had that from the current president. We've seen the violence H his ohm city of Chicago. You all focus on process. Instead of the message. The message is, that that type of thing happening, let's focus on what happened. What happened was the murder, the murder of this person pushing a stroller. It's unacceptable in an American city to continue to have this level of violence. And the level of violence in Chicago sun acceptable. That's what Donald Trump has said. That's what he'll change when he's president of the united States. He called Hillary Clinton a bigot this week. Do you believe that Hillary Clinton is a bigot? I'll tell you this. Um this type of discourse in the campaign is just unwarranted, but it was started by Mrs. Clinton. Mrs. Clinton has started the idea of calling Donald Trump those type of names. The fact is, once you are the person, and Mrs. Clint season the person that injected this type of commentary into this race. Once you inject this type of commentary into the race, you can't sit back and start complaining about it or have some of your hand maidens in the media complain about it. She's been the person who started this type of conversation in the campaign. She should be ashamd of herself. Thank you very much for joining us this morning, governor Christie. Great to be with you, Martha. Have a good weekend.

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