'We're Going to Build A Wall': Pence Dismisses Criticism of Trump's DACA Comments
Vice President Mike Pence sat down for an exclusive interview with Martha MacCallum, wherein he discussed DACA, the border wall, Israel and the administration's plans to deal with North Korea.
MacCallum pressed Pence on recent criticism of President Trump from conservative commentators like Ann Coulter and Fox News' own Tucker Carlson.
Coulter and Carlson questioned why Trump appeared to give Congress the ability to craft their own immigration reform bill and have him sign whatever they sent him.
Pence said that Trump is still demanding that a DACA "fix" include approval of a border wall and an end to the visa lottery system.
— Fox News (@FoxNews) January 10, 2018
"There is no deal on DACA without a wall. [Or] without ending the visa lottery program and ending the kind of chain migration that has resulted in people coming into this country that have done harm to Americans in recent months," he said.
"We're going to build a wall," he said.
Regarding a California judge's ruling that stopped any executive implementation of a DACA repeal, Pence said it was another example of a West Coast jurist making a judgment that the Supreme Court will overturn.
He added that it is Congress' duty to come up with a replacement if the president is able to repeal DACA.
Pence also spoke about the issue of North Korea's nuclear capabilities and their threat to South Korea and the rest of the world.
— Martha MacCallum (@marthamaccallum) January 10, 2018
He said the White House stands firmly with South Korean leader Moon Jae-in and other American allies in the region, in putting pressure on North Korea to abandon their dangerous program.
MacCallum also asked Pence about the American embassy in Israel being moved from Tel Aviv to the more-controversial location of Jerusalem.
Watch more above.