S.C. pastor, Trump supporter tweets cartoon of Clinton in blackface

(Debrareneelee/Wikimedia Commons/CC BY-SA 4.0) Caption: Mark Burns, a South Carolina pastor, speaks during a rally supporting Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, in this March 2016 file photo. Burns has apologized after tweeting a political cartoon of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton in blackface. (Debrareneelee/Wikimedia Commons/CC BY-SA 4.0)

(WSPA)—South Carolina Pastor Mark Burns is apologizing for a tweet that accuses Hillary Clinton of racial pandering and depicts her in blackface.

The African-American surrogate for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump tweeted a cartoon of Hillary Clinton on Monday and has since taken it down, according to the State Newspaper.

The tweet shows Clinton in blackface standing behind a podium with her blue campaign logo on it. She’s holding a sign that says #@!* THE POLICE and wearing a black T-shirt that says “NO HOT SAUCE NO PEACE.”

“I ain’t no ways tired of pandering to African Americans,” the other text in the tweet reads.

“Black Americans, THANK YOU FOR YOUR VOTES and letting me use you again…See you again in 4 years,” Burns adds to the tweet, appearing to speak on behalf of Clinton, according to the State Newspaper

Burns strongly defended posting the cartoon earlier in the day during an interview on MSNBC, the State Newspaper reports.

Burns is the pastor of the Harvest Praise & Worship Center in Easely, S.C.

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