On Saturday, AM Joy host Joy Reid decided to cut an interview short with Pastor Mark Burns after he kept talking over her when she attempted to get him to stay on the topic of President Donald Trump’s racism. Burns took to social media just 45 minutes later to attack Reid.
Burns started off by saying that Reid has always been nice to him but then he decided to attack her, saying that she should “move to Haiti.”
“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.”
Reid decided to fire back at the pastor.
“Wow” Reid responded. “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.
Reid didn’t stop there. She continued by providing Burns with a lesson in Haitian history. She reminded him of the time Haitians provided help 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.”
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