(Joshua Paladino, Liberty Headlines) Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner, a Republican, joined Bret Baier on “Special Report” for his first-ever nationally televised interview, but he dodged questions for the full eight-minutes.
Rauner repeated the phrase “our system is broken,” or some variation thereof, eight times. Commentator Ann Coulter thought his interview was so bad that she took to Twitter to call him “retarded.”
— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) August 11, 2017
Baier asked Rauner whether he sided with President Donald Trump or Mayor Rahm Emanuel in the fight over Chicago’s sanctuary city policy.
“Well, I could tell you this. Illinois is a state built by immigrants. My great grandparents were immigrants and 1 in 7 people in Illinois are immigrants, so this is a very, very big issue. I personally feel like we’ve got to have a system of immigration that works. Our system is broken.” Rauner said.
Baier: “So shouldn’t Chicago follow federal law?”
Rauner responded, “Well, I’ll tell you this. The system is broken and we need to keep our people safe. Here’s the issue: We have to put priority on keeping the people of America safe and making sure that we have laws that we enforce and that the laws are rational and they’re implemented everywhere.”
When asked if he liked Trump, Rauner ducked again.
“I could tell you this, my job as governor is to work with every President and every Congress, and I worked with President Obama. I work with President Trump. I work with the members of Congress. I represent the people of Illinois, and I want to make sure their interests are looked out after in Washington, D.C.,” he said.
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