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Does Trump Spox Katrina Pierson Know the Presumptive Nominee Actually Supports the Patriot Act?

"Some people like that frankly, and some people don’t like that."

Katrina Pierson, spokeswoman for presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump, slammed former President George W. Bush, claiming he "eviscerated the Constitution with the Patriot Act."

"Bush no. 2 eviscerated the Constitution with the Patriot Act, grew government," Pierson bemoaned.

The only problem is, Trump actually sides with Bush on this issue.

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During an interview with radio show host Hugh Hewitt in December 2015, the billionaire businessman said, "When you have the world looking at us and would like to destroy us as quickly as possible, I err on the side of security."

Hewitt pressed Trump on the issue, reminding him that his former Republican rivals Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio are divided on the issue. Cruz opposes the Patriot Act and Rubio would like to see it reinstated.

"What's Donald Trump think?" Hewitt asked.

Well, I tend to err on the side of security, I must tell you — I’ve been there for longer than you would think," Trump replied. "But you know when you have people that are beheading our — if you’re a Christian, and frankly for lots of other reasons — when you have the world looking at us and would like to destroy us as quickly as possible, I err on the side of security.

"So that’s the way it is. That’s the way I’ve been, and some people like that frankly, and some people don’t like that," he added.

In defense of her comments, Pierson told TheBlaze she was highlighting the fact that elected officials are "hypocrites," adding that she "made that point well."

Pierson said she was pointing out the "non-conservative positions these anti-Trump people supported pre-Trump."

TheBlaze's Oliver Darcy contributed to this report.

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