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CNN Panel Gets Heated Over Trump’s Comments About Muslims: ‘I Know You’re Paid to Apologize for This Man’

Things got heated on CNN on Monday night.

It all started after National Press Secretary for President Donald Trump‘s 2020 campaign Kayleigh McEnany downplayed the president’s past comment that “I think Islam hates us.”

“At the same time he said those comments, he talked about how he had many Muslim friends,” McEnany insisted. “They are great men and women. He made those comments that we could have played. He did condemn what happened in New Zealand immediately. Likewise, when you play these comments this was at a time, many of those comments a few days after 14 lives were lost in San Bernardino and someone got in this country on a K-1 Visa and conducted those murders… That person does hate us.”

Host Erin Burnett then pointed out Trump was talking about an “an entire religion” not just a bad person.

McEnany then said Trump was talking about “radical elements of the Muslim faith.”

That is when fellow panelist Abdul El-Sayed, a former candidate for governor in Michigan, stepped in.

“If I can jump in,” he said. “Talking about hatred in their eyes. There was a man in New Zealand who walked into a mosque with hatred and death in his eyes… He did this after praising in an 80-page screed Donald J. Trump as somebody who renewed this white identity. That speaks for itself.”

“Coming together does not mean blaming the President,” McEnany snapped back.

“I know you’re paid to apologize for this man,” El-Sayed shot back.  “Let’s be honest, this is a man who is tearing us apart. Us versus them. Us versus them.”

“You’re doing us versus them when you blame the president, just like people blamed Chelsea Clinton, that doesn’t get us anywhere,” McEnany argued.

Then after El-Sayed once again repeated that McEnany was paid to apologize for Trump, McEnany said that was not the case.

“I’m paid to support someone who is making this country better every day,” she said, as the segment was brought to a thankful close.

Watch above, via CNN.

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