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Bundy Blames MLK For Racist Image

Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, pictured, claimed during a Friday interview on CNN that he didn’t understand the bipartisan outrage over his recent comments suggesting the “Negro people” were “better off” as slaves, and blamed the perception that he's racist on Martin Luther King Jr. for not finishing “his job.” “I took this boot off so I wouldn’t put my foot in my mouth with the boot on,” Bundy said. “Let me see if I can say something. Maybe I sinned, and maybe I need to ask forgiveness, and maybe I don't know what I actually said, but when you talk about prejudice, we're talking about not being able to exercise what we think. “If I say 'Negro' or 'black boy' or 'slave,' if those people cannot take those kind of words and not be [offended], then Martin Luther King hasn't got his job done yet,” he added. “We need to get over this prejudice stuff”/Huff Post Politics. More here. (AP file photo)

Question: Is there still anyone out there who wants to defend Bundy?


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