Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpHR McMaster says president's policy to withdraw troops from Afghanistan is 'unwise' Cast of 'Parks and Rec' reunite for virtual town hall to address Wisconsin voters Biden says Trump should step down over coronavirus response MORE's campaign manager on Thursday sought to clarify that the candidate does not support "amnesty," "sanctuary cities" or "open borders" after the GOP presidential nominee used softer language in a series of statements on immigration.


"It is this week what it's always been. No amnesty, no sanctuary cities so that innocent victims like Kate Steinle who was murdered right in front of her father in San Francisco over a year ago ... by a man who had been deported five times," Kellyanne Conway said on CNN's "New Day."

Trump supports requiring businesses to use a federal database that tracks immigration status to "make them more accountable," Conway said.

She tried to draw a distinction between Trump's plans and those of his former primary rivals Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioFlorida senators pushing to keep Daylight Savings Time during pandemic Hillicon Valley: DOJ indicts Chinese, Malaysian hackers accused of targeting over 100 organizations | GOP senators raise concerns over Oracle-TikTok deal | QAnon awareness jumps in new poll Intelligence chief says Congress will get some in-person election security briefings MORE and Jeb Bush, whom he targeted for harsh criticism on the issue.

"It is different," Conway insisted.

"Sen. Rubio is a particularly different case because he led the Gang of Eight," she said. "Their plan was amnesty. Their plan was — and is — if they had their way, and I think it hurt him to try to work with these Democrats who want open borders."

Conway also criticized Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonHillicon Valley: FBI chief says Russia is trying to interfere in election to undermine Biden | Treasury Dept. sanctions Iranian government-backed hackers The Hill's Campaign Report: Arizona shifts towards Biden | Biden prepares for drive-in town hall | New Biden ad targets Latino voters FBI chief says Russia is trying to interfere in election to undermine Biden MORE for her position, saying the Democratic nominee supports lax immigration policies.

"She's actually considered moving to the left of President Obama on the issue of immigration, and the only way that the voters are going to know that is if we tell them, because she won't," Conway said.

"She's hiding from that."