On Fox, Trump Surrogate Defends Tweeting Fake Picture Of Hillary Clinton In Black Face

On Fox, Trump Surrogate Defends Tweeting Fake Picture Of Hillary Clinton In Black Face

Mark Burns: "The Point Is, The Message Is Still True"

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From the August 30 edition of Fox New's The Kelly File:

MEGYN KELLY (HOST):  I got to ask you one other question because you said on another tweet that it turned out to be a fake picture of Hillary and Bill. In this one, they were at some sort of a costume party, and it showed her in blackface. It turned out it wasn't them. It was a fake picture, and I think you've acknowledged that now. Do you need to be more careful in your messaging and with the Twitter? 

MARK  BURNS: My message still stands. I still stand by -- of course obviously that turned out to be a false picture. But hey --

KELLY: That's two you've had to pull back.

BURNS: People do make mistakes, like Facebook, they doing it to you right now on Facebook.

KELLY: Yeah, but you're doing this. I don't have Facebook here, I have you. 

BURNS: The point that I'm making is, you know, people make mistakes. But the point is, the message is still true. I'm standing behind my message. I'm not apologizing for that. Somebody got to speak up and tell the truth. It's going to be me. 

Previously
White Anchor Dismisses Criticism Of Trump Surrogate Who Tweeted A Cartoon Of Clinton In Blackface 

On Fox, Trump Surrogate Pushes Conspiracy That Abortion Clinics Are “Strategically” Placed To Target Black Communities

On MSNBC, Trump Surrogate Says Trump Will Not Allow Businesses To Continue To "Rape" America

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