Pena, who says he’s often summoned to the White House for off the record advice, appeared on “Fox and Friends” Tuesday morning to talk about his position in advising Mr. Trump.

“When he calls upon me to give feedback I give him pastoral feedback that I would give to any political leader regardless of their background or party affiliation,” he said.

Pena shared a table with the president on Jan. 10 when Mr. Trump visited McAllen and the Texas-Mexico border.