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Bill Clinton Issues Half-Apology for Black Lives Matter Outburst

(NBC News)

By    |   Friday, 08 Apr 2016 06:11 PM

One day after former President Bill Clinton confronted "Black Lives Matter" protesters at a rally, he issued a half-apology for his outburst.

"So I did something yesterday in Philadelphia. I almost want to apologize for it, but I want to use it as an example of the danger threatening our country," Clinton said Friday during a campaign speech for his wife Hillary in Pennsylvania.

NBC News posted a video clip of Clinton's explanation.

On Thursday during another speech on behalf of his wife, Clinton was interrupted by protesters who said the 1994 crime bill he signed into law has caused damage to the black community.

"I don't know how you would characterize the gang leaders who got 13-year-old kids hopped up on crack and sent them down to the street to murder other African-American children," Clinton said in Philadelphia. "Maybe you thought they were good citizens — she didn't. She didn't!

"You're defending the people who killed the lives you say matter. Tell the truth."

On Friday, Clinton partially blamed his outburst on "old age," and said he was also defending his wife because some of the protesters were holding signs that read, "Hillary is a Murderer."

Clinton has been outspoken recently about President Barack Obama, noting "the awful legacy of the last eight years."

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