Joy Reid battled Pastor Mark Burns this morning on AM Joy over his defense of President Trump on immigration.
Burns first disputed the accuracy of the “shithole” comments and claimed he knows that this didn’t happen. Reid pointed to statements from people like Lindsey Graham and asked him, “Were you in the room?”
Allowing that he perhaps did say it, Burns said such comments would be “preposterous,” but he went on to say people are too focused on Trump’s words instead of his deeds.
He cited the Bible and talked about loving thy neighbor by sending aid to other nations. Reid asked him how, as a man of God, he could justify sending people back just like that.
Burns invoked Trump’s “America First” policy and also pointed to how “black people in America are suffering.”
Towards the end of the interview, as Burns continued, Reid said, “I’m gonna give you one more chance to answer my question and then we’re gonna be done here, because you’re actually wasting my time when you talk over me and don’t answer my question.”
Burns told Reid “you’re wasting my time,” to which she responded, “Oh, well then, if I’m wasting your time, then goodbye.” And the interview ended.
Watch above, via MSNBC.
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