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Toure Apologizes For Using N-Word In Mitt Romney Discussion (VIDEO)

08/17/2012 03:32 pm ET | Updated Aug 17, 2012

MSNBC's Touré apologized Friday for using the n-word in his discussion of Mitt Romney.

On Thursday, the co-host of "The Cycle" alleged that Romney was trying to portray President Obama as an "angry black man." Touré alleged, "I know it's a heavy thing to say. I don't say it lightly. But this is ni--erization." His remarks start at the 5:29 mark in the clip below.

He addressed the comments on Friday, saying:

On yesterday's show in discussion about the presidential race, I used a word to make a point. In retrospect, I muddied the discussion by using the 'N-word,'" he said at the end of the opening segment. "I could've made my point without that word. I shouldn't have used it, and for that I'm sorry.

His original remarks had drawn the attention of the Romney campaign on Thursday. A campaign spokesperson told Breitbart News, "We are discussing this matter with network executives at MSNBC."

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