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Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain campaigns on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011, in Cookeville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
             Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain campaigns on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011, in Cookeville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)   

Herman Cain: I wasn’t serious about putting electric fence on border

Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain said Sunday he wasn’t being serious when he told a crowd this weekend that he wants an electric fence to span the border along Mexico.

Appearing on NBC’s Meet the Press with David Gregory, Cain said, “That’s a joke, David … That’s not a serious plan.”

“I’ve also said America needs to get a sense of humor, Cain added.

A New York Times story on Saturday read, “Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain said Saturday that part of his immigration policy would be to build an electrified fence on the country’s border with Mexico that could kill people trying to enter the country illegally.”

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