Acting Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Donna Brazile said Sunday that the conversation about bigotry and racism in the presidential race is “misplaced.”

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“First of all, Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpEx-ethics chief calls on Trump to end 'monstrous' migrant policies Laura Bush blasts Trump migrant policy as 'cruel' and 'immoral' US denies report of coalition airstrike on Syria MORE has not held an event in the black community. He has not gone to a black church, as [Democratic presidential nominee] Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonThere are many unanswered questions about FBI culture FBI agent who sent anti-Trump texts offers to testify on Capitol Hill Giuliani wants 'full and complete' investigation into Russia probe's origins MORE has done. He's not gone to historical black colleges. ... He's not met with the mothers of children who have been slain and killed from violence in the country as Hillary Clinton has done,” Brazile said on ABC’s “This Week.”

Brazile said she does not know what’s in the Republican presidential nominee’s heart, but she hopes that it’s a “heart of compassion.”

“I can tell you about Hillary Clinton's heart,” she said. “This is a woman, who, after law school, went down to my native South. She went down, after graduating from Yale Law School, to help poor kids, to help disabled kids. This is a woman who has shown over and over again in her career that she will elevate this conversation, but, more importantly, she will get things done so all Americans can prosper and grow.”

Brazile said there’s “no question” that Trump has made “unsettling” comments, referring to his remarks about Mexicans and Muslim Americans, and has had “ample opportunity” to distance himself from his supporters’ racist language.

“Look, I know you can't choose your supporters out there. I know people have embraced him. He may not have embraced them. But he has every — he should distance himself.”