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Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S., August 18, 2016.
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For shame.
TOO FEW TO MENTION

I have regrets, too, Donald

Tim Fernholz
By Tim Fernholz

Senior reporter

After Donald Trump’s speech in North Carolina yesterday mentioned his regret about unspecified things he’s said, his campaign manager says critics like the Kahn family owe him forgiveness. Given the various things I’ve written about Trump in the past 18 months, I feel it important to release the following statement.

As you know, I am not a politician.

I have worked in journalism, writing stories and asking questions my entire adult life. I’ve never wanted to use the language of the insiders, and I’ve never been politically correct—it takes far too much time, and can often make more difficult.

Sometimes, in the heat of covering the Trump campaign and writing about a multitude of issues, you don’t choose the right words or you write the wrong thing. I have done that, and I regret it, particularly where it may have caused personal pain. Too much is at stake for us to be consumed with these issues.

But one thing I can promise you is this: I will always tell the truth.

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