The first Muslim to be elected to U.S. Congress says Muslims supporting Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpGOP congressman slams Trump over report that U.S. bombed former anti-ISIS coalition headquarters US to restore 'targeted assistance' to Central American countries after migration deal Trump says lawmakers should censure Schiff MORE for president is as ridiculous as chickens cheering for Kentucky Fried Chicken. 

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“Muslims who support Trump is like chickens for Colonel Sanders, you know what I mean?” Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) said Tuesday at a National Press Club event.

Ellison, who has endorsed Democratic presidential candidate Bernie SandersBernie SandersOvernight Health Care — Presented by National Taxpayers Union — House Dems change drug pricing bill to address progressive concerns | Top Republican rejects Dem proposal on surprise medical bills | Vaping group launches Fox News ad blitz Democrats have reason to worry after the last presidential debate Krystal Ball on Sanders debate performance: 'He absolutely hit it out of the park' MORE, slammed Trump on Sunday for his past comments on Muslims. 

“It just goes to prove that he even lies about his own bigotry,” Ellison said after the presumptive GOP presidential nominee claimed his proposed Muslim ban was “just a suggestion.” 

“He has openly appealed to banning Muslims. He didn’t say people from the Muslim world. He said ban Muslims, and now he’s acting like, ‘Oh, I didn’t really quite mean it that way,' ” Ellison added.

“He’s not even sincere about his own bigotry. And that is his core strength: that he’s a truth-teller and authentic. He’s neither of those.”