Cliven Bundy Defends Race Remarks: I Know What ‘Slavery’ Means

Source: Jonathan Topaz and Lucy McCalmont / Politico

Nevada Rancher Cliven Bundy attempted again on Thursday to clarify controversial remarks, but did not walk back what many saw as racist comments he made earlier to the New York Times.

“I may not have a very big word base or vocabulary,” Bundy said, but added that he knows what he means, “when I say slavery.”

At a press conference Thursday afternoon, Bundy defended his comments saying he did not say that black people were better off as slaves, just that he was wondering.

“I’m still wondering,” Bundy said, who repeatedly referred to black people throughout his presser as the “Negro community.”

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