Vice President Mike Pence on Sunday attended a service at the Metropolitan Baptist Church in Largo, Maryland — and he reportedly appeared embarrassed as he watched the church’s pastor shame President Donald Trump for calling African countries “shitholes.”
Local news station WUSA 9 reports that Metropolitan Baptist Church Pastor Dr. Maurice Watson on Sunday called out Trump for saying that he would rather import more immigrants from white-majority countries such as Norway than black-majority countries such as Haiti.
“I stand today as your Pastor to vehemently denounce and reject any such characterizations of the nations of Africa and of our brothers and sisters in Haiti,” Watson told his congregation as Pence looked on. “And I further say: Whoever made such a statement, whoever used such a visceral, disrespectful, dehumanizing adjective to characterize the nations of Africa… whoever said it, is wrong. And they ought to be held accountable.”
According to WUSA 9’s report, Pence “became visibly red-faced at times throughout the speech,” even though the pastor did not call out President Trump by name.
Watch the video of Watson’s speech below.