CNN panelist shocked as pro-Trump ex-congressman calls Africans 'extremely fine people' to dismiss 'sh*thole' comment
Bernie Sanders' former press secretary Symone Sanders (left) and former congressman Jack Kingston (R-GA, right). Image via screengrab.

A CNN panelist who formerly worked as the press secretary for Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) widened her eyes in shock when a pro-Trump former congressman tried to use his own experiences traveling to Africa and meeting the "extremely fine people" living on the continent to dismiss the president's comments about it being a "sh*thole."

"As you probably know, I travelled many times with the Congressional Black Caucus to Africa," ex-Georgia congressman Jack Kingston said. "I was very involved with it, as was Senator Jim Inhofe (R-OK)."

"They're extremely fine people," Kingston continued, causing former press secretary Symone Sanders to become wide-eyed in disbelief at his seemingly accidental reference to Trump calling neo-Nazi's "very fine people."

"One of the big mistakes Americans make when they say 'Africa' — they don't understand it's 53 different countries," he continued.

"Americans aren't making this mistake, though," Sanders countered. "The president of the United States is. He's making broad generalizations about an entire group of people based on where they live, because he's ignorant of their experience. We need to have a frank conversation about that."

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