Donald Trump is demanding an apology from MSNBC host Mika Brzezinski for confronting one of his presidential campaign’s surrogates over race.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 26, 2016
Pastor Mark Burns, who is black, clashed with Brzezinski, who is white, earlier Friday during a heated segment on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”
“When [Trump] made the comments he made about the judge, saying he was a Mexican, was that racist or not?” Brzezinski asked Burns, referencing Trump’s feud with U.S. District Court Judge Gonzalo Curiel earlier this year.
“Then I can move on with the conversation, but I need to know where you stand on things in terms of reality,” Brzezinski added. “Were those comments racist or not?”
Burns and Brzezinski then repeatedly paused during the pastor’s answer to spar over the meaning of racism.
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