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


“First of all, Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpKey takeaways from the Arizona Senate debate Major Hollywood talent firm considering rejecting Saudi investment money: report Mattis says he thought 'nothing at all' about Trump saying he may leave administration 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 ClintonCarter Page files defamation lawsuit against DNC Dems fear party is headed to gutter from Avenatti’s sledgehammer approach Election Countdown: Cruz, O'Rourke fight at pivotal point | Ryan hitting the trail for vulnerable Republicans | Poll shows Biden leading Dem 2020 field | Arizona Senate debate tonight 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.”