Sanders: Trump still owes Americans an apology for 'birther' campaign against Obama

Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpGrassroots America shows the people support Donald Trump Trump speaks to rebel Libyan general attacking Tripoli Dem lawmaker: Mueller report shows 'substantial body of evidence' on obstruction MORE still needs to apologize for saying that President Obama wasn't born in the United States, Sen. Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersGrassroots America shows the people support Donald Trump Five former Obama ambassadors back Buttigieg Both sides were wrong about Mueller report, and none of it will likely matter for 2020 MORE said Sunday. 

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The 2016 Democratic presidential nominee called on the president-elect to apologize for his "birther" campaign against Obama. 

"When Donald Trump helped lead the birther movement, that was nothing less than a racist effort to undermine the legitimacy of the first African-American president we have ever had," Sanders said on NBC's "Meet the Press. 

"That was racist. That was disgraceful. The African-American community, and all of us, deserve an apology."