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

Donald TrumpDonald TrumpTrump: McConnell 'helpless' to stop Biden from packing court Romney on NRSC awarding Trump: Not 'my preference' McConnell sidesteps Trump calling him 'dumb son of a b----' MORE still needs to apologize for saying that President Obama wasn't born in the United States, Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersAmazon workers have spoken — are progressives listening? What's really behind Joe Biden's far-left swing? It's time to declare a national climate emergency 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."