During a heated exchange on Sunday with host Chris Wallace on “Fox News Sunday,” Donald Trump’s top aid, Corey Lewandowski defended Trump’s remarks about New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez.
“The governor is not doing the job. Let’s get it right. … This is not a Republican issue. This is not a Democratic issue. We stand by our statement,” Lewandowski said.
When the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, Donald Trump, should be working on uniting the party, he attacked Gov. Martinez during a rally he held Tuesday in Albuquerque.
“Your governor has got to do a better job. She’s not doing the job. Hey, maybe I’ll run for governor of New Mexico. I’ll get this place going.”
The remarks brought many top GOP leaders to her defense, such as House Speaker Rep. Paul Ryan and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio.
Martinez’s office responded to Trump’s remarks in a statement: “Apparently, Donald Trump doesn’t realize Governor Martinez wasn’t elected in 2000, that she has fought for welfare reform, and has strongly opposed the president’s Syrian refugee plan.”
Lewandowski went on to argue the real issues they need to focus on are the economy, jobs and immigration.
“We need to stop illegal immigration,” he said. “We need to put people back to work, cut taxes. That’s what this is about.”
Lewandowski also went on defend Trump’s decision not to debate Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, claiming it would be a waste of time and they are focused on beating Democratic front runner Hillary Clinton.