*Pastor Mark Burns, the hype man for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump at his rallies, is now apologizing for tweeting a racially offensive cartoon of Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.
The image shows Clinton in blackface, holding up signs that say “F*** the Police” and “I Ain’t No Ways Tired of Pandering to African Americans.” She also sports a t-shirt that reads, “No Hot Sauce, No Peace.”
Burns at first said he did no wrong by passing on the cartoon via Twitter. He told MSNBC: “The picture is designed to do draw attention to the very fact that Hillary Clinton does pander after black groups, after black people.”
But later, Trump’s warm-up act deleted the tweet, apologizing for the imagery, saying, “I regret the offensiveness of the black face.”
“I still stand by what the image represents but I think that, you know, I should have used better judgment,” he added.
— Pastor Mark Burns (@pastormarkburns) August 30, 2016