While debating Donald Trump’s immigration policy that has enraged much of the country for the past week, his former campaign official told a Black Democratic strategist on Sunday that he was out of his “cotton-picking mind” on Fox News. It later prompted Fox and Friends host Ed Henry to apologize for the racist overtones.
David Bossie, who was Trump’s deputy campaign manager, was in a heated debate with fellow panelist Joel Payne on Sunday when Bossie said that the Democratic party is “so angry and hate-filled toward the border patrol agents, toward police officers, toward ICE agents.”
The Trump campaign was under immense fire this week for its zero-tolerance immigration policy that has led to the separation of thousands of young kids from their parents. Payne responded to Bossie by calling the White House racist, telling Bossie, “You started the segment saying progressive and Democrats and the left are attacking the president, calling him a racist. No. They’re just calling him out. You don’t have to be a Golden Retriever to hear all the dog whistles coming out of the White House these days.”
Responded Bossie, “You’re out of your cotton-picking mind.”
That remark angered Payne who said, “Brother, let me tell you something, I got some relatives who picked cotton and I’m not going to sit here and allow you to attack me like that on TV. I’m not of my ‘cotton-picking mind.’ You better watch your mouth.”
A few seconds later, Bossie rephrased his comment, saying “You’re out of your mind.”
On Fox News, David Bossie, former Trump Deputy Campaign Manager, telling a black panelist that he’s “out of his cotton-picking mind.” pic.twitter.com/wpoqHKbINw
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After a commercial break, Henry said, “Fox News and this show, myself, we don’t agree with that particular phrase.”
Bossie’s phrase comes on the heels of another former Trump surrogate, Corey Lewandowski, mocking a 10-year-old girl with Down syndrome who had been separated from her family at the border.
H/T Business Insider
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