Pastor denounces Trump's 's--thole' comments with Pence in pews

A Maryland pastor on Sunday denounced President Trump’s “shithole countries” comment before God, his congregation and Vice President Pence.

Worshipers at the Metropolitan Baptist Church in Largo, Maryland, said the Vice President grew visibly red-faced as the Rev. Maurice Watson called Trump out for his vulgar comments last week about Haiti, El Salvador and several African nations.

“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.

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“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.”

Worshipers jumped to their feet and applauded during the sermon.

Watson never mentioned Trump by name, but his reference was clear to everyone including Pence, who listened with his wife.

Watson said he felt "led by God to do it" and noted many of his congregants come from Haiti or African nations.

According to reports, Trump told lawmakers during an Oval Office meeting that he preferred immigrants from places like Norway over “shithole countries” like Haiti, El Salvador and several African nations.

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