TV personality Regis Philbin stated that he feels President Donald Trump has done "quite well" so far as commander in chief (video below).
Philbin, 85, made the comments during an impromptu interview with TMZ on Feb. 2.
"So far I think he's done quite well," he said of Trump. "He's getting things done that were never done before."
"Anyway, who knows," Philbin added. "But that's the way it is right now. So we'll see. I'll give him a little more time."
He was then asked whether he was troubled by reports from The Associated Press that Trump had threatened to send U.S. troops to Mexico.
"I don't think that's going to happen," he said. "It's easy to say that, but to get the troops there -- I don't think he will."
The White House has since downplayed Trump's comments, calling them "lighthearted."
"Those comments, while lighthearted, were part of a discussion about how the United States and Mexico could work collaboratively to combat drug cartels and other criminal elements, and make the border more secure," an official told the AP, according to The Hill.
Before departing, Philbin was asked how he felt about Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Judge Neil Gorsuch.
"I kind of like the guy," he said. "We'll see."
Gorsuch, 49, is likely to meet with resistance from Democrats in the Senate, with Minority Leader Chuck Schumer saying he has "serious doubts" about Trump's pick to fill the late Justice Antonin Scalia's seat on the bench.
"Make no mistake, Senate Democrats will not simply allow but require an exhaustive, robust, and comprehensive debate on Judge Gorsuch's fitness to be a Supreme Court Justice," Schumer said, according to CNN.