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Spokeswoman Katrina Pierson was asked on CNN Tuesday, the day of the New Hampshire primary, if there was anything Trump has said that she wishes he hadn't.

"If we're looking politically at the conditioning of the voters, maybe yes. But with my personal response: Absolutely not," she said.

"We have a full-blown assault on the First Amendment. Donald Trump has single-handedly brought back freedom of speech."

At a rally the day before, Trump repeated a supporter who called Texas Sen. Ted Cruz a "pussy" over his stance against waterboarding. On Tuesday, he defended the statement, saying the woman joking around.

"We were all just having fun," he said on MSNBC's "Morning Joe."

Pierson said it's important that Trump is speaking his mind. She added that he's not controlled or "testing messages" like other candidates.

"Yes, he did repeat what a voter said. But, at the same time, this is also the 'Live Free or Die' state. This is where your rights are really important to you as an individual," she said. "And the fact that Donald Trump is out there saying what he thinks and means is important."