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

Donald TrumpDonald TrumpFormer Sen. Heller to run for Nevada governor Overnight Defense & National Security — Milley becomes lightning rod Joint Chiefs Chairman Milley becomes lightning rod on right MORE still needs to apologize for saying that President Obama wasn't born in the United States, Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersWarren, Daines introduce bill honoring 13 killed in Kabul attack trillion tax hike the opposite of 'good investment' Progressive groups call for Puerto Rico Fiscal Control Board to be abolished 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."