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Trump calls on Brzezinski to apologize for ‘coordinated gang attack’ on black pastor


Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on Sunday called on MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski to apologize to Pastor Mark Burns for the way she treated the Trump supporter during an interview last week.

{mosads}Trump said in a statement to CNN that Friday’s interview on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” was a “coordinated gang attack” and “one of the most appalling things I have ever seen on television.”

“Liberals like Mika Brzezinski and MSNBC believe they are morally superior and will try to beat down those who are different,” Trump, the Republican presidential nominee, said.

“They only did this because Pastor Burns does not blindly follow what liberals want him to think or say. Pastor Burns deserves a public apology from Mika and MSNBC immediately.”

During the interview on Friday, Brzezinski pressed Burns about whether he thinks Trump’s comments that an Indiana-born judge may be biased against the GOP nominee because of his Mexican heritage were racist.

“I just want to know if it’s racist or not, and then I can move on with the conversation, but I need to know where you stand on things in terms of reality,” she said when Burns didn’t immediately answer her question.

“So were those comments racist or not?”

She continued to press Burns, interrupting him several times.

“For you to sit here and ask me, like I don’t know what real racism is — I don’t think so,” Burns said on the show, after explaining he was “a black man from the deep South.”

Trump has recently taken to attacking the co-hosts of “Morning Joe,” Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough, claiming they have treated him unfairly and criticizing the show for its “low ratings.”

On Friday, he tweeted that Burns was “attacked viciously and unfairly” and called on “crazy” Brzezinski to apologize.

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