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Donald Trump expresses 'regret' over past comments

Donald Trump in Charlotte, N.C., on Thursday. (Loren Elliott / Associated Press)
Donald Trump in Charlotte, N.C., on Thursday. (Loren Elliott / Associated Press)

For a candidate who proudly stands behind his most caustic comments, it was a mea culpa of sorts.

On Thursday, Donald Trump expressed some regret over his behavior on the campaign trail, saying he hadn’t always used the “right words” in speeches and television interviews.

“Sometimes in the heat of debate and speaking on a multitude of issues, you don't¬†choose the right words or you say the wrong thing,” the Republican presidential nominee told supporters at a rally in Charlotte, N.C. “I have done that, and I regret it, particularly where it may have caused personal pain.”

Trump, using a teleprompter, did not say which specific incidents he regretted.

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