Republican National Committee chair Reince Priebus said Tuesday he doesn’t “agree” with frontrunner Donald Trump’s proposed plan to bar Muslims from entering the U.S., but stopped short of a full condemnation of the real estate mogul’s remarks.
“I don’t agree,” Priebus said in an interview with the Washington Examiner. “We need to aggressively take on radical Islamic terrorism but not at the expense of our American values.”
When pressed on how Trump’s widely criticized remarks could affect the Republicans’ 2016 race, Priebus responded, “that’s as far as I’m going to go.”
The RNC chair has called Trump’s candidacy a “net positive” for the national party, saying Trump has “done a good job of getting [the] message out.”
This story has been updated.