*Cliven Bundy continues to yap racist nonsense to the press.
The Nevada rancher, who wondered if “Negro people” weren’t “better off” as slaves in a New York Times interview, is now blaming the perception that he’s racist on Dr. Martin Luther King for not finishing “his job.”
This latest comment took place earlier today during an interview on CNN. [Scroll down to watch.] Bundy said he didn’t understand the bipartisan outrage over his recent comments.
“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.”
Bundy came to national attention recently after the feds discovered he allowed his cattle to illegally graze on government-owned land without paying fees since 1993. He has been championed as an anti-government crusader in recent weeks by some conservatives, including Sens. Dean Heller (R-Nev.), Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Fox News’ Sean Hannity, though they’ve sprinted away from him in the wake of his racist remarks.
Watch Bundy’s CNN intervew below.