Donald Trump's spokeswoman disputed the idea Thursday that the GOP nominee is changing his stance on immigration, arguing that he has merely "changed the words" he is using about the issue.

Katrina Pierson told CNN that Trump has not changed his position after Trump seemed to soften his stance and his calls for a "deportation force" to Fox News on Wednesday, saying that illegal immigrants will have to pay back taxes and that he will "work with" them on the issue.

"He hasn't changed his position on immigration. He's changed the words that he is saying," Pierson said to laughs from the panel. "What he has always said from the beginning is that he does not want to allow people to stay in this country illegally. He does want to build a wall, but he wants to work with Congress to get things done, and that is exactly what he's said from the beginning."

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When pressed by host Erica Brown multiple times on the shift in tone and message, Pierson pushed back, insisting that he has not changed his stance at all.

"It's the 'how' that's being discussed now. He's always said if they're here illegally, they have to go. He's always said that," Pierson said.

"There's not a different message. He's using different words to give them that message because, Erica, everyone on the news is saying that he's a bigot and he's a racist because of the words that he uses," Pierson said. "Now he's simply saying, yes, we're going to follow the law. We are going to enforce the law, which ICE [Immigration and Customs Enforcement] is, they do remove people who are here illegally. He wants to start with the criminals. I can point to several speeches that he's given saying the exact same thing."

Trump's comments came Wednesday during a town hall with Fox's Sean Hannity, where he declared there would be "no amnesty," but told stories of what some have relayed to him during his campaign.

"No citizenship. Let me go a step further — they'll pay back taxes, they'll have to pay taxes, there's no amnesty, as such, there's no amnesty, but we work with them," Trump said. "Now, everybody agrees we get the bad ones out. But when I go through and I meet thousands and thousands of people on this subject, and I've had very strong people come up to me, really great, great people come up to me, and they've said, 'Mr. Trump, I love you. But to take a person that's been here for 15 or 20 years and throw them and their family out, it's so tough, Mr. Trump.' I have it all the time! It's a very, very hard thing."