The Bernie Sanders campaign blasted MSNBC political contributor Jason Johnson Friday after he referred to the senator from Vermont's black female supporters as inhabitants of an "island of misfit black girls."

"I do find it fascinating that racist, liberal whites seem to love them some Bernie Sanders consistently and always seem to have a problem with a person of color who doesn't want to follow the orthodoxy of their lord and savior Bernie Sanders," Johnson said during a discussion on SiriusXM Radio.

Johnson went on to claim that Sanders "cares nothing about intersectionality" and dismissed women of color who support his campaign.

"I don't care how many people from the island of misfit black girls you throw out there to defend you," he said, drawing sharp reactions from the black female panelists on the radio show.

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The Sanders campaign condemned Johnson's remarks.

"I don't get outraged easily, but this is outrageous and ridiculous," Sanders campaign manager Faiz Shakir tweeted. "You have pundits on radio and TV spouting nonsense frequently about Bernie with zero accountability. Somehow the concern over vitriol doesn't extend to irresponsible comments made about our campaign."

"Wow, really?" wrote Sanders national campaign co-chair Nina Turner, who is black. "Please the next time you talk smack about us, have the decency to put some respect on our names!"

"I hope we can have political disputes without engaging in open racism and sexism," Sanders press secretary Briahna Joy Gray tweeted. "This misogynoir is disappointing, but not surprising from @DrJasonJohnson. I hope we can all encourage each other to be better."

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