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

Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpCensus Bureau spends millions on ad campaign to mitigate fears on excluded citizenship question Bloomberg campaign: Primary is two-way race with Sanders Democratic senator meets with Iranian foreign minister MORE still needs to apologize for saying that President Obama wasn't born in the United States, Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersBloomberg campaign: Primary is two-way race with Sanders Warren: Bloomberg making debate will show how other candidates handle 'an egomaniac billionaire' HuffPost reporter: Sanders could win plurality of delegates but lose nomination 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."