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RNC Chairman: Trump is ‘not calling for mass deportation’
Reince Priebus, Chair of the Republican National Committee, right, speaks as President-elect Donald Trump gives his acceptance speech during his election night rally on Wednesday in New York. (John Locher/AP)

Trying to calm fears about newly-elected President Donald Trump, Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus said millions of Americans have the wrong idea about their new leader and his plans for the country.

“He’s not calling for mass deportation,” Priebus said on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, adding that Trump only planned to deport “people who have committed crimes.”

Despite Trump’s divisive rhetoric and insult-filled Twitter, Priebus said Trump actually plans to reach out to his opponents and bring people together.

“He’s a person who likes to make deals.”

The RNC Chairman said those deals will extend beyond the country’s borders. Priebus noted that he received calls from family members in Greece who had questions about how Trump would interact with other nations around the world.

“He wants to protect the sovereignty of America and be a friendly partner with the rest of the world,” he said.

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