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Former Trump adviser to black panelist: "You're out of your cotton-picking mind"

David Bossie, the former deputy campaign manager for President Trump in 2016, told Democratic strategist and fellow Fox News panelist Joel Payne, who is black, that he was "out of [his] cotton-picking mind" during an immigration discussion on "Fox & Friends" this morning.

The response: After a commercial break, Fox News anchor Ed Henry said, "Bossie used a phrase that clearly offended Joel Payne and offended many others. ... But I want to make sure that Fox News and this show, myself, we don’t agree with that particular phrase. It was obviously offensive and these debates get fiery, that’s unfortunate. We like to have honest and spirited debates, but not phrases like that, obviously.”

From Fox News: "David Bossie’s comments today were deeply offensive and wholly inappropriate. His remarks do not reflect the sentiments of FOX News and we do not in any way condone them."