During a heated segment on MSNBC Saturday morning, ‘M Joy’ host Joy Reid blasted South Carolina evangelical televangelist Pastor Mark Burns for attempting to use the Bible to rationalize Trump’s “sh*thole” comments, and then cut off his microphone after continuing to talk while refusing to answer her questions.
During the interview, Burns, attempted to use the Bible to rationalize Trump’s “sh*thole” comments and repeatedly refused to answer her questions.
“One more question, I will give you one more chance to answer my question, then we’ll be done here,” Reid warned.
“You’re wasting my time when you talk over me and don’t answer my question,” Reid noted.
“You’re wasting my time,” Pastor Burns replied.
“Then good-bye,” Reid replied, ending the segment. “Let’s bring in our panel.”
Slightly 45 minutes later, pastor Burns posted a video on Twitter from the car MSNBC provided him to take him back to his residence, thanking Reid but also criticizing her for sticking up for the people of Haiti — who Trump believes live in a “sh*thole.”
“She’s always been very kind and I think fair to me,” Burns said in the clip shown on AM Joy. “But I think, obviously in the interview that you just saw if you watch Joy, that she should just move to Haiti since she’s more concerned about Haitian immigrants than black Americans here in poverty.”
“Wow” Reid responded in a follow-up segment. “Let me address you. sir, I always do try to be kind to the people who are on the show, but we’re not friends. You’re somebody that I am glad that you’re willing to come on and I do try to be fair to you and I’m glad that you can see that.”
“As to the idea that I need to move to Haiti to be concerned about the people there; sir, you are a pastor,” she continued. “And in the Bible — you love to quote the Bible. Let me quote you John. It says: ‘Whoever sees his brother in need and closes his heart against him, how does the love of God abide in him?’”
“I too am the child of immigrants and African-Americans and people who consider ourselves African-Americans, some of us have parents who are immigrants,” she added.
She then provided the good pastor with a fierce lesson in Haitian history including the help Haitians provided in Revolutionary War, among other historical facts, before delivering her closing remarks to him.
“I hope that you will open your heart to the people of this world, to the people of this country and do your duty as a Christian to love your neighbor as yourself,” she stated before sarcastically adding, “But thanks for sharing your views.”
Watch the 2 videos below:
Here’s Reid’s response: