After on-air racial slur, top DeSantis fundraiser reportedly suspended from Fox News

David Bossie, the former deputy campaign manager for Donald Trump made the offensive remark on Fox News on Sunday.
David Bossie, left, made the racial remark to Joel Payne, right. | YouTube
David Bossie, left, made the racial remark to Joel Payne, right. | YouTube
Published June 26, 2018

A prominent Donald Trump surrogate and member of Ron DeSantis's national finance team used a racial slur during an appearance on Fox News over the weekend.

Monday evening, the Daily Beast reported that the comment had prompted the cable news channel to temporarily suspended him for two weeks.

Video clips from the Sunday appearance show David Bossie, Trump's former deputy campaign manager, get into heated debate with Democratic strategist Joel Payne, who was also appearing on "Fox & Friends Weekend."

Bossie and Payne were debating Democrat's assertions that Trump is racist when Bossie asked Payne: "Are you out of your cotton-picking mind?" Payne is black.

Bossie apologized on Twitter later that day:

The host, Ed Henry, then said on air: "I want to make clear Fox News and this show, myself, we don't agree with that particular phrase," Henry said. "It was obviously offensive, and these debates get fiery. That's unfortunate."

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Bossie was one of the big names on DeSantis's national finance team when that group of wealthy donors was rolled out earlier this year. Campaign spokesman David Vasquez declined to comment Monday on Bossie's remark.