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CNN Host Apologizes For ‘Terrible’ Joke About Recent Police Shootings [VIDEO]

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Carol Costello briefly apologized for a phrase she used on CNN Wednesday morning while discussing police shootings.

“You know, it will be interesting to see what [Donald Trump] does say in this Cleveland church about the shootings that have taken place over the last several days involving police officers and African-Americans,” Costello first noted.

The CNN Newsroom host then played a clip of Hillary Clinton on the Steve Harvey show promising to speak “directly to white people” to improve the relationship between police and the black community.

“A couple of things here,” Costello posed to her panel of guests. “First of all, we don’t have all the facts in the Oklahoma case. We don’t really know exactly what happened or why police felt they had to open fire.”

“So isn’t Hillary Clinton jumping the gun?” Costello started to ask before pausing.

“Oh, that’s a terrible,” she clarified. “Forget I said that. Isn’t Hillary Clinton getting ahead of herself?

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