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Pastor Denounces Trump Remarks While Pence Sits in Pews

Posted: Jan 15, 2018 1:42 PM Updated:

LARGO, Md. (AP)- With Vice President Mike Pence sitting in the pews, a Maryland pastor denounced President Donald Trump's reportedly vulgar description of African nations and Haiti.

Maurice Watson, pastor of Metropolitan Baptist Church in Largo, delivered the sermon Sunday while Pence was visiting the congregation.

Watson called Trump's remarks, in which he reportedly used an obscenity to describe African nations and Haiti during an immigration discussion with Congressional leaders, "dehumanizing" and "ugly."

The pastor said "whoever made such a statement ... is wrong and they ought to be held accountable."

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

Worshippers stood up and applauded as Watson spoke.

WUSA-TV reports Pence became red-faced at times during the sermon, though Pence's office denied that in an email Monday to The Associated Press.

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