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CNN’s Chris Cuomo apparently felt the backlash of comparing Donald Trump’s journalism dis “fake news” to a racial slur.

During an interview on SiriusXM POTUS earlier today, the journalist told CNN colleague Michael Smerconish: “I see being called ‘fake news’ as the equivalent of the n-word for journalists, the equivalent of calling an Italian any of the ugly words that people have for that ethnicity.”

He added, “It is an ugly insult and you better be right if you’re going to charge a journalist with lying on purpose and the president was not right here and he has not been right in the past.”

Cuomo has since apologized for his radio show comments.

“I was wrong. Calling a journalist fake – nothing compared to the pain of a racial slur. I should not have said it. I apologize,” Cuomo tweeted on Thursday.

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